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Sleepless nights at Hanoi’s overloaded hospitals
  • | Tien Phong, dtinews | September 20, 2011 06:25 PM

Patients and their relatives are being left to sleep in corridors and on benches as many of Hanoi’s hospitals are suffering from being overloaded.

Sleeping in corridors

People cramped on small beds. Each bed costs VND250,000 (USD12) with an additional VND150,000 (USD7.2) for mosquito net. People also have to buy a lock worth VND50,000 (USD2.4) to deter thieves.

People who fail to buy beds and nets face a sleepless night.

If it is a dry night, patients and relatives sleep out on the Bach Mai Hospital campus

Sleeping to wait for medical check at the K Hospital

Hospital fees are set to rise and patients expect improvements in health services

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