The child patient is Sung Mi Dia, living in Sang Tung commune (Dong Van district, Ha Giang province). His family is one of the poor ethnic minority families in the locality. As Sung Mi Dia’s parents have not been able to pay for his hospitalization, the boy has had to suffer from the eye soreness for years.
On June 17, following the direction of Minister To Lam, Senior Colonel Hoang Thanh Tuyen, Director of the Hospital19/8 in Hanoi leading a delegation came to Ha Giang to check up the boy and take him to Hanoi for treatment. The hospital and other units under the MPS presented gifts to the boy’s family.
At 17:30 on the same day, the Ophthalmology Department of Hospital 19/8 hospitalized the child for further treatment.
Leaders of Hospital 19/8 affirmed that they will treat the boy for free as well as provide free accommodation for his father at the hospital during his hospitalization.