Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday that Cambodia was proud to prevent and reduce communicable diseases, such as swine flu, bird flu, and HIV/AIDS.
The premier also called on health officials to pay attention to all patients in treatment without discrimination.
Mr Hun Sen was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of a new wing at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh.
“Diseases have been reduced and I’m proud to say AIDS is rapidly declining, and not as widespread as in other countries,” he said.
“We acted rapidly and prevented the outbreak of bird flu last December in Kampong Cham and Kampong Thom provinces,” he added.
“I will continue to work with Thailand, Laos and Vietnam to increase health services in border areas. Many diseases come to Cambodia, but we can control it.”
Mr Hun Sen said all health officials must work hard to eliminate complaints against health workers being rude and unskilled.
“We can have good hospitals, good equipment and adequate training, but if the doctors or nurses are not responsible on the job, health services overall are ineffective,” he said.