Executive Yuan plans geriatric hospital

TRAINING FACILITY: In addition to caring for patients, the hospital would specialize in pharmaceutics for older patients and play a key role in developing smart hospitals

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 25, 2018
By: Rachel Lin  /  Staff reporter

To meet the needs of an aging population, the Executive Yuan has approved the construction of the nation’s first hospital dedicated to the elderly, a source said.

The National Cheng Kung University Hospital is to build a senior care hospital and establish a research and education center for senior care, as part of the government’s efforts to boost the nation’s biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors, the source said.

The project, expected to be completed by 2022 at the earliest, is expected to cost NT$2.9 billion (US$95.69 million), with the research and education center costing NT$1.5 billion, the source said, adding that the university would contribute NT$1.4 billion.

Biotechnology is one of the key industries that President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has targeted to help boost the nation’s global competitiveness.    [FULL  STORY]

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