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Underprivileged Cambodian Kids Successfully Surgery in Bumrungrad Hospital Thailand


Kids returning home with new life

Phnom Penh-December 17th, 2018: Seven underprivileged Cambodian children, today, return to Cambodia after successfully heart operation in Thailand under Cambodia Healing Hearts Charity Project.

Cambodia Healing Hearts Charity Project is a project established with the objectives of using the expertise and resources of Bumrungrad International Hospital Thailand, to provide surgeries for underprivileged children in a neighboring country to treat congenital heart disease at no cost.

This project is the cooperation between Bumrungrad Hospital Foundation and Bumrungrad International Hospital, together with Royal Thai Embassy in Phnom Penh, Samdech Techo Young Doctor Association (TYDA), Calmette Hospital and Thai Air Asia.

One of the kids’ parents express the feeling that “We are really happy when I saw my kid healthy, refresh and become normal after the operation. Our kid now has a new life.”

The parents also stress about the services and the doctors of the hospital. They said that the hospital is very good. Doctors and nurses care about the patient, and always take turn to control the patient almost anytime.

“Great! Both medical services and hospital facilities. Doctors are friendly and compassionate care about patient. In terms of staying and meals during the period, they are also good.” In the recent years, Bumrungrad Hospital Foundation and Bumrungrad International Hospital extended the Healing Hearts Charity Project to help underprivileged kids in neighboring countries such as Myanmar, Vietnam and this year to Cambodia. Through 2003, the project has helped 782 patients in Thailand to receive life-changing treatment.

“As Cambodian citizens we are impressed and grateful for the children with congenital heart diseases who did successfully surgery at Bumrungrad International Hospital in Thailand at no cost, which is a big help for the Cambodian people. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all team of doctors and nurses, as well as project partners, especially Bumrungrad Hospital Foundation and Bumrungrad International Hospital for accepting my children and other children to the treatment and care for us, especially during our stay in the hospital,” Underprivileged Cambodian Kids’ parent concluded.

About Bumrungrad Hospital Foundation

Bumrungrad Hospital Foundation was established in 1990 and is dedicated to providing healthcare to underprivileged Thais with free services ranging from check-up programs to life-saving surgery for children with defective hearts which is named Healing Hearts Project.

About Bumrungrad International Hospital

Bumrungrad International Hospital opened in 1980 is one of the largest private hospital campus in Southeast Asia. In 2002, Bumrungrad became Asia’s first hospital to be reviewed and accredited by the Joint Commission, part of the same organization that accredits US hospitals. It serves more than 1.1 million patients annually from over 190 different countries. The hospital offers over 80 clinical specialties and subspecialties with a full range of tertiary healthcare services, which average over 400 inpatients and 3,000 outpatients daily.


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