Construction of leading kids' medical facility to begin in Zhangjiang

The 500-bed National Children's Medical Center's branch in Zhangjiang area will begin construction next year and is planned to open in 2022.
Ti Gong / Shanghai Children's Medical Center

The planning map of the National Children's Medical Center's branch in Zhangjiang

The 500-bed National Children’s Medical Center’s branch in Zhangjiang area will begin construction next year and is planned to open in 2022.

The new facility is expected to boost the city’s capability in building its Shanghai-version of MD Anderson at the Pudong International Medical Park, which will be the home of leading public hospitals, joint venture medical facilities and high-end medical institutes.

So far the Shanghai Proton and Heavy Ion Center and Shanghai International Medical Center have opened in the park, while the National Children’s Medical Center and the east part of Shanghai Cancer Center will open in the future.

Dr Jiang Zhongyi, president of Shanghai Children’s Medical Center, one of the hospitals responsible for the National Children’s Medical Center in Shanghai, said tumors in children will be a major target of the facility in Zhangjiang.

The center will have six clinical centers focusing on inborn deformities, newborn diseases, blood diseases and tumors, infection and immunity, complicated cases, and children’s healthcare and rehabilitation, in an effort to boost the medical ability in children’s disease prevention and control.

Established by Shanghai’s city government and US-based Project HOPE, Shanghai Children’s Medical Center just celebrated its 20th anniversary.

So far, it has established eight joint laboratories with world leading facilities on cutting-edge technologies like molecular diagnosis and genetic sequencing.

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