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China offers medical equipment to Cambodia

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Defense Minister, Tea Banh and Chinese ambassador, Xiong Bo inspecting the donations. Ministry of Defense

China’s Ministry of Defence today provided 24 kinds of medical equipment to the state-run Preah Ket Mealea military hospital to support heart and blood treatments.

During a ceremony in Phnom Penh, Lieutenant General Ly Sovan, director of Preah Ket Mealea hospital, said that the hospital has often been short of medical equipment and human resources.

Lt Gen Sovan said that since 2000, China’s Ministry of Defence has been filling the voids with donations while also renovating five buildings.

He added that the medical equipment donated today included scanning machines and operating tools.

“This medical equipment will help and support treatment at the heart and blood vessels section because they are high cost, effective diagnostic machines that the hospital was lacking,” he said.

Prum Vises, director of the department that received the donation, said that some diseases need sophisticated medical equipment for treatment.

“This technical equipment are rarely available in our country, so these machines donated will help to diagnose heart diseases more effectively,” he said.

Xiong Bo, Chinese ambassador to Cambodia, said that China has a good cooperation with Cambodia in all sectors and noted that it plans to strengthen military cooperation in the future, including the support for hospitals.

“China will help to improve treatment at this hospital for giving better service to Cambodian people and soldiers,” he said.

Full story on Tuesday’s paper.

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