China to provide 40 mobile health clinics

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The signing ceremony was held earlier this month. Supplied

Forty mobile clinics and other tools will arrive in the kingdom in April and October following an agreement signed between the Health Ministry and the Chinese embassy in Cambodia.

The signing ceremony for the agreement was held earlier this month, according to Health Minister Mam Bun Heng.

He said the Chinese government would be providing 40 mobile clinics, which would provide healthcare services to people faster and more effectively.

“Our friend China will provide 40 mobile clinics, of which 20 will arrive in April and the other 20 will arrive in October,” he said after signing the agreement with Li An, the economic and commercial counsellor at the Chinese embassy.

Dr Bun Heng said the mobile medical clinics would travel around the country providing care in large trucks outfitted with healthcare equipment.

They will offer treatment to children, surgery, maternity care, women’s healthcare, ear, nose and throat services, and more.

“This is a new project after two hospital building projects were signed,” he said, adding the health clinics would be especially helpful to poor, rural communities.

He said China had helped Cambodia in many ways including education, infrastructure, roads, bridges and the market economy through imports of Cambodian products as well as by cutting old debt that Cambodia owed China.

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