Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Payment halts malpractice case

Payment halts malpractice case

Payment halts malpractice case

A DOCTOR in Banteay Meanchey province accused of causing the death of a 15-month-old by administering harmful serums has agreed to pay out-of-court compensation to the child’s family, though he has also denied wrongdoing.

Chan Thorn, from Poipet town, died on Sunday at the house of local doctor Khong Veng after receiving multiple injections.

Khong Veng said he had agreed to pay 1.2 million riels (around US$287) in compensation because the child’s family is poor and needs to pay for a funeral.

“The baby had serious illnesses from Thailand since a long time ago – pneumonia, dengue fever, typhoid and general fever,” he added.

But Veng Vuth, the father of the deceased child, denied that Chan Thorn had died from his illnesses, blaming the injections instead.

“After he injected the fifth serum, my baby started convulsing, which stemmed from the reaction of serums that he didn’t have the skill [to administer],” he said.

He said he had accepted the money after promising not to file a court complaint.

RECOMMENDED STORIES

  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Rainsy and Sokha ‘would already be dead’: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday appeared to suggest he would have assassinated opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha had he known they were promising to “organise a new government” in the aftermath of the disputed 2013 national elections. In a clip from his speech

  • Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: PM

    Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of

  • PM tells workers CNRP is to blame for any sanctions

    In a speech to workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen pinned the blame for any damage inflicted on Cambodia’s garment industry by potential economic sanctions squarely on the opposition party. “You must remember clearly that if the purchase orders are reduced, it is all