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Preah Ang Duong hospital starts building $8 million ENT wing

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Health Minister and officials attend ground breaking ceremony for new building. Supplied

Preah Ang Duong hospital in the capital on Saturday held a ground breaking ceremony for a new building costing $8million, funded by the Korea International Cooperation Agency, to provide specialised treatment for people with ear, nose and throat problems.

The ceremony was presided over by Health Minister Mam Bun Heng and attended by KOICA country director Rho Hyunjun and representatives from the ministry, the agency and also the construction company Handong Engineering & Construction.

According to a KOICA statement the new Ear, Nose Throat Centre is expected to be completed and become operational in 2022.

The building will have five floors, complete with advanced equipment for diagnosis, treatment and surgery.

“Besides upgrading physical infrastructure, the capacity of specialist doctors and staff will be improved via the provision of in-service training programmes and transferring advanced knowledge and the sharing of experiences by Korean doctors,” it said.

The statement added Cambodia is one of KOICA’s core partner countries in terms of development cooperation.

KOICA has been providing Cambodia with different forms of aid such as support projects and also training and volunteer programmes.

According to the hospital, 387,674 people sought treatment last year, with 52,687 of them being in-house patients.

Hospital director Lou Ly Kheang said at the event their facilities are open 24 hours, seven days a week.

Mam Bun Heng performs a ritual at Preah Ang Duong hospital. Supplied

“A large number of people seek treatment in the hospital and our doctors are always on standby,” he said.

Thoun Veasna, from Russey Keo district, said at the event, whenever his daughter has ear and nose problems, he always brings her to Preah Ang Doung hospital for treatment because it is a state hospital which is well-known for its ENT treatment.

“People who have ear, nose or throat problems always flock to Preah Ang Duong hospital,” he said. “Whenever I bring my daughter here, there are long queues and we have to wait   to see the doctor.”


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