The Mekong Delta province of Can Tho People ’s Committee held a groundbreaking ceremony to build a new facility for Can Tho Children’s Hospital on June 1.

Covering an area of over 40,000 square metres, the 921 billion VND hospital will be the most modern hospital in the Mekong Delta region, with nine floors, 500 patient beds and various wards.

The new hospital is expected to be completed by 2015, to provide health care for children in Can Tho city and Mekong Delta provinces and act as a training facility for students from medical universities and colleges in the region.

Director of Can Tho Children Hospital, Le Hoang Son said the old hospital, established in 1979 with only 250 beds, is overloaded, thus the new hospital with modern infrastructure and equipment will meet the health care needs for children in the city as well as the Mekong Delta region./.