Vietnam – Germany Hospital

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Viet Duc Hospital
Location 40 Tràng Thi street, Hanoi, Vietnam, Vietnam
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Viet Duc Hospital (aka. Viet Duc University Hospital, Vietnamese: Bệnh viện Việt Đức, literally "Vietnam – Germany Hospital") is the largest surgical center of Vietnam, situated at Trang Thi Street, Hanoi.

The Hospital was founded in 1904 as a part of Indochina Medical College by the French colonial governor Paul Doumer.

During its history it bore many names: Yersin Hospital (1943), Hospital of Vietnam – GDR (German Democratic Republic) Friendship (1958–1991), Viet Duc Hospital (from 1991 now on).

The well known Vietnamese surgeon Ton That Tung more than 40 years conducted his research and operations here.

At present, the Hospital has more than 500 beds for patients and 18 surgery rooms and able to perform over 800 open-heart operations annually. It has good cooperation in exchange and training programs with medical facilities in France, Germany, Australia and some other countries. In 1998, the Medicinal Laser Unit was established here to study and apply laser techniques in diagnosis and treatment of some diseases including cancer.

In 2006, Hans Messer Foundation in a partnership with East Meets West Foundation and Dräger donated new equipment of total value more than 160,000 USD to increase the capacity for children's surgery in the Hospital.

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Coordinates: 21°01′42″N 105°50′49″E / 21.0284°N 105.847°E / 21.0284; 105.847