City Children’s Hospital (Source: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – The City Children’s Hospital – the most modern of its kind in Vietnam – was officially inaugurated in Ho Chi Minh City on June 1 after four years of construction.

With an investment of 4.5 trillion VND (197.5 million USD) from the State budget, the hospital contains eight floors and one basement, with 1,000 beds.

Located at 15 Vo Tran Chi street, Binh Chanh district, it aims to become a modern pediatric hospital with medically complex subspecialties achieving national and regional standards.

This brand-new hospital has a variety of subspecialties in pediatrics. Some of its key subspecialties are neonatal care, organ transplant, cardiac surgery, and oncology. It is the first children’s hospital in Vietnam having all three components of cancer treatment: chemotherapy, surgery, and radiotherapy.

Nguyen Thi Thu, Vice Chairwoman of the municipal People’s Committee, affirmed that along with Children’s Hospitals 1 and 2, the City Children’s Hospital will help save the lives of children with serious diseases in Ho Chi Minh City and other southern localities.

She asked hospital staff to exert more efforts to care for the health of children to meet expectations of the Party, State and people.

Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien stressed the significance of the inauguration of the hospital on June 1 – International Children’s Day.

She expressed her belief that the hospital will be Vietnam’s first modern pediatrics hospital whose services are on par with those of regional countries with advanced medicine.

With the first phase beginning operational in January 2017, the hospital provides check-ups for 1,200-1,300 children and serves 350-400 inpatients each day.

It has helped reduce overloads for Children’s Hospitals 1 and 2.-VNA