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Singapore steps in to provide training for patient care at Calmette Hospital

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Ambassador Michael Tan, Chheang Ra, director of Calmette Hospital and other dignitaries at the ceremony held at the hospital Thursday. Photo supplied

Calmette Hospital, Singapore’s Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) and Temasek Foundation International held a ceremony yesterday to mark the closing ceremony of the Training in Intensive Care and Nursing (TITAN) Programme.

The two year programme is aimed at building up Hospital quality in intensive care. TITAN Programme Director Dr Chong Chin Ted said that the programme collaboration between TTSH and Calmette had started since 2017 on then-Singapore President Tony Tan’s State Visit to Cambodia.

Since then, the programme had trained 91 Doctors and Nurses, of whom 20 master Trainers were sent to TTSH for further training in cardiac, neurological and intensive care. Chong added that it was important for continued healthcare training as Cambodia continued moving up the ladder, so that their medical skills could be refined to improve the quality of life for their patients.

Mr Shiran Ali, Associate Director of Temasek Foundation International, said in his remarks that TFI was happy to have supported this second programme with TTSH in the healthcare field.

TFI was also pleased to see positive changes in different Hospitals, including early warning scores, infection control and hand washing regulations. The TITAN Programme was one of 22 that TFI had supported in Cambodia since 2007.

Chheang Ra, director of Calmette Hospital, said 90 medical trainees from six hospitals received the Titan training. They were from Calmette hospital, Khmer-Soviet Friendship hospital, Preah Kossamak hospital, Preah Sihanouk hospital, Koh Kong hospital and Siem Reap hospital.

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