SCIC to invest in cancer treatments

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Nguyen Duc Chi, chairman of State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) announced it would invest in the health sector, especially cancer treatment and medicines.

Nguyen Duc Chi, chairman of State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) announced it would invest in the health sector, especially cancer treatment and medicines.

SCIC to invest in cancer treatments

The news was announced during a meeting about the first quarter business results.

According to a prime ministerial directive, the SCIC will prioritise the health sector. SCIC, the Vietnam National Cancer Hospital and Viet My Medical JSC signed an investment co-operation agreement to invest into a high-quality medical centre of Vietnam National Cancer Hospital in Thanh Tri District, Hanoi. SCIC also has plans to build a pharmaceutical plant to produce anti-cancer treatments.

The centre will cover 9,000 square metres inside the hospital. It will be equipped with 500 beds and modern technology. It will invite and work with top doctors to encourage the locals to take treatment in Vietnam.

"We hope this will chance will show that Vietnamese company is capable of producing cancer medicines for local demand in the most efficient and affordable method," Chi said.

SCIC is setting up a separate company for the plan and working with several foreign partners from the Europe for technology transfer. The final prices of the medicines are still being researched with experts and consultants.

"The prices will surely cheaper than the current prices," he said.

He went on to say that healthcare and education sectors are also government priorities in the coming time. There are about 126,000 cancer cases reported in Vietnam annually. However, only six centres specialised in cancer treatment and they are overloaded.

Chi said their biggest hope is to contribute to the development of local infrastructure and public healthcare.

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