Fujifilm expands health screening service business in Vietnam

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Fujifilm Corporation announced on July 1 the opening of a new “NURA” health screening centre focusing on cancer screening in Vietnam.

Fujifilm expands health screening service business in Vietnam

The new centre is in Hanoi, and is the first NURA centre in Southeast Asia. The newly opened NURA will be operated by Vietnam Japan Health Technology JSC (VJH), which owns T-Matsuoka Medical Centre in Vietnam.

Fujifilm subsidiary Fujifilm DKH LLP operates NURA in India and Mongolia, and will provide support for VJH to conduct health screening with a focus on cancer and lifestyle diseases. Fujifilm will continue to expand its health screening service business in emerging countries by increasing the number of NURA centres.

In Vietnam, cancer and lifestyle diseases, such as ischaemic heart disease, are among the leading causes of death. The number of patients dying or falling critically ill as a result of these diseases can be reduced through early disease detection followed by appropriate treatment and health guidance.

In Vietnam, as in Japan, it is compulsory that corporates provide regular health screening for employees. However, the health screening rate in Vietnam remains low at about 3.5 per cent, which frequently makes it difficult to detect diseases in their early stages.

Fujifilm, VJH and T-Matsuoka Medical Centre, which has long been contributing to improving the quality of medical care in Vietnam, will work together to create an environment that supports the delivery of high-quality screening services in Vietnam.

Fujifilm will share its expertise in health screening services it has gained from operating NURA centres. In addition, Fujifilm and VJH will engage in activities to communicate the importance of health screening to hospitals and companies in the surrounding area, enhancing a health screening culture in Vietnam.

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By Thanh Van


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