Officials of HCM City Children Hospital No.1 said the hospital has not yet given free health care to children under six-years of age.
â€œWe need more guidance from the Ministry of Health and we need fundsâ€, said hospital director Dr Tang Chi Thuong. â€œIf state funds are not sufficient for the free health care programme, weâ€™ll seek financial support. We are determined to give high quality care to all children at our hospital,â€ Thuong said.
Between 80% and 85% of children receiving health care at the hospital are under six-years old.
According to the Ministry of Health, approximately nine million children under six-years of age will enjoy free health care, thanks to a recently approved decision by the prime minister.