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Bach Mai Hospital opens the first Clinical Nutrition Center of Vietnam.

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

On the 9th of September, Bach Mai Hospital opened the first Clinical Nutrition Center of Vietnam. This center will meet the nutrition demands of patients.

The Clinical Nutrition Center of Bach Mai hospital is established from the Nutrition Department of the hospital. This is an activity under the project “Partnerships to improve clinical nutrition” of Boston University funded by Abbott Fund for Bach Mai hospital from 2010 to 2013. 

This center will be the in-depth training site for clinical nutrition and consultation. It will also act as a supportive center for all hospitals in the whole country in terms of clinical nutrition.

The center has different units for food safety, diet management, nutrition consultation, food safety laboratory, and clinical nutrition. The clinical nutrition unit is responsible for building up menus, collaborating with clinical departments to determine appropriate diets, provide nutrition diagnosis, mix IV fluids, and research nutrition products.

The Nutrition Department of Bach Mai Hospital has developed nearly 100 diets for patients including normal diet, diets for renal failure, for heart diseases and for digestive diseases.

To read this article in Vietnamese, click here.