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Better to give: Million-dollar donation for free hospital

Better to give

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s daughter Hun Mana, the general director of Bayon TV, yesterday donated $1 mill-ion to the beleaguered Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospitals.

“I am determined to raise more funds from humanitarians in order to provide this hospital at least $1 million every year for the next three years, starting in 2013,” Mana said during a hand-over ceremony at Phnom Penh’s Sofitel hotel.  

“This donation will help Cambodian children overcome other diseases and be in good health in the future.”

The cash injection follows a $300,000 donation from Mana in July and a $1 million donat-ion by the Ministry of Health the same month, to aid the
embattled free medical instit-ution, which has constantly faced funding shortages.

Hospital director Beat Richner thanked Mana yesterday for her ongoing support.

Over 20 years, the hospital had spent more than $400 million providing free medical care to more than 13 million children, Richner said during yesterday’s ceremony.

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