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Government allots $166 million for Sub-national health services

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Interior Minister Sar Kheng. KT/Chor Sokunthea

The Royal Government of Cambodia has decided to transfer $166 million to municipal and provincial administrations to manage their respective health service provision.

The decision was unveiled by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sar Kheng while presiding over the launching ceremony of the health departments of municipal and provincial administrations in Phnom Penh recently.

Mr Kheng underlined that the government has issued a sub-decree to transfer over 20,000 health officials, and the budget of $166 million to municipal and provincial administrations.

Through the sub-decree, the Ministry of Health is cooperating with concerned institutions to prepare for the utilisation of the transferred officials and budget.
The move, he added, reflects the government’s effort in promoting decentralisation and deconcentration principles for the public services. / AKP

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