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Court summons NPH director over the death of a boy

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NPH Director Nheb Angkeabos. Photo supplied

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has issued a summons for the director of the National Pediatric Hospital (NPH) and a doctor to appear before it over the death of a child.

In a summons dated July 1, municipal deputy prosecutor Om Sopheak ordered Nheb Angkeabos, director of the NPH and Sor Chanchetra, a specialist doctor, to appear at the court July 17, following a lawsuit, filed by a couple over the death of their son.

A complaint said Hai Long and his wife Chaom Sreypov took their sick son who was 16 months year-old to the NPH on June 14.

At 1pm the same day, a doctor gave their son a medical injection after a blood test reportedly revealed that the boy had a minor dengue fever. Unfortunately, the boy died the next morning.

The complaint noted that Doctor Sor Chancheta and four other doctors asked the couple not to spread the information and told them that the hospital would settle the case.

Both Mr Long and his wife agreed to take their child back their hometown in Prey Veng province and held a funeral ceremony.

In their complaint, the pair accused Mr Angkeabos and Mr Chanchetra of negligence over the death of their son.


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