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PM calls for improved health care

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A pharmacy selling medicine in Daun Penh district. KT/Chor Sokunthea

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday reminded the Ministry of Health to strictly examine the opening of clinics and the medicine being sold to avoid any bad impacts on the health of the people.

At the inauguration of the National Cancer Centre and the new maternity wing at Phnom Penh’s Calmette Hospital, Mr Hun Sen said that although many hospitals now have modern equipment and technology, doctors must still pay close attention to the health of their patients.

“I continue to call on our doctors to increase their sense of responsibility and promote the professional ethics of our doctors and I do not want to hear the people say that 90 percent of the doctors are bad and only 10 percent are good,” he said.

“I do not really want to hear that, and I also believe this.”

While the Ministry of Health is preparing more new laws to meet the conditions that Cambodia promised to the World Trade Organization on licensing for treatments, the prime minister also urged the Health Ministry to check on new clinics and new pharmacies and to make sure they operate properly.

“Please check carefully when new clinics or pharmacies are opened to make sure they are serving the people properly,” he said.

Full story in Tuesday’s paper.

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