No medical aid, no charge at Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital

Department of Health has launched the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital dedicated exclusively to pediatric medicine and care.

Interim CEO Joe Seoloane says they will not be in a rush to open the hospital doors to the public, as they need to make sure they recruit key staff required and make sure all equipment is working optimally.

Seoloane says the 200 bedded hospital will provide services to children from public and private sector, who have special conditions.

This, for once, gives a chance to children who are not covered by medical schemes to afford the same service equal to those offered to those with medical schemes.

Joe Seoloane, Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital interim CEO

We will not discriminate whether a person can pay or cannot pay.

Joe Seoloane, Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital interim CEO

Listen to the audio below to hear more about services available in the hospital...

The hospital is an idea that began with a vision by Nelson Mandela as far back as his presidency in the 1990s.

The world class hospital equipped with the latest medical equipment and technology.

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