Cho Ray Hospital

District General Hospital | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Hospital description

Cho Ray Hospital was established in 1900 and was officially named Hospital Municipal de Cholon. After establishment its name was consecutively changed to Hospital Indigene de Cochinchine (1919), Hospital Lolung Bonnoires (1938), Hospital 415 (1945). After 1945 the hospital was divided into two clinics named Ham Nghi and Nam Viet. These two clinics were joined again in 1957 and the hospital took on its current moniker, Cho Ray Hospital.

In 1971, Cho Ray hospital was rebuilt on area of 53,000m2 and equipped to become one of the biggest hospitals in South East Asia. This construction was completed in June 1974 with the grants from the Japanese government. The new structure is an eleven-story building.

Cho Ray hospital is one of the three large hospitals that the Vietnamese Ministry of Health invests to ensure that it becomes and remains a completed general hospital. The hospital consists of thirty-five clinical, eleven sub-clinical and eight functional departments. The main function of Cho Ray Hospital is treating patients from the southern provinces of Vietnam, teaching medical students and post graduates from both local and international institutions, undertaking scientific researc and directing first line treatment in the region.

Cho Ray Hospital is a teaching hospital of Ho Chi Minh City Medical School and the hospital actively organises the technological and technical training for doctors in the southern provinces. Each year, the hospital receives over 2,500 medical students and over 600 doctors for a variety of training courses.

Cho Ray Hospital is the top referral hospital of the thirty-seven southern provinces, including Ho Chi Minh City, and as such serves a total population of 40 million.


Hospital type District General Hospital
Local language English
Funding Status Public


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