Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Aid for hospital

Aid for hospital

Aid for hospital

K IND-HEARTED Belgian Post subscriber Wim Olyslager has arranged financial help for Phnom Penh's Preah Ket Meala military hospital after reading a story about how syringe needles had to be shared by patients due to lack of funds.

Olyslager sent copies of the story in the April 8-21 edition to six doctors, with the result of an initial donation of $500, with more to follow later.

"When I sent out the letters to my doctor friends there was a big Aids awareness campaign in France. They were all very shocked to hear about patients having to share needles.

"Their clinics in Belgium have a cash flow of thousands of dollars a day. The needs of the Preah Ket Meala hospital are only a tiny fraction of this," said Olyslager.

He went to the hospital on a visit here. "I talked to a doctor working in maternity. He has no rubber gloves and no antiseptic for deliveries. He was afraid of catching Aids," Olyslager said.

"The intention is to follow it [the donation] up with regular monthly payments," he added.

MOST VIEWED

  • NY sisters inspired by Khmer heritage

    Growing up in Brooklyn, New York, Cambodian-American sisters Edo and Eyen Chorm have always felt a deep affinity for their Cambodian heritage and roots. When the pair launched their own EdoEyen namesake jewellery brand in June, 2020, they leaned heavily into designs inspired by ancient Khmer

  • Schools drawn into Manet degree row

    Prime Minister Hun Sen stepped into the Hun Manet-Sam Rainsy war of words over the validity of Manet’s degree from the US Military Academy at West Point, set off by Rainsy’s claims that Manet had received a “second-class degree” or “honorary degree”. Hun

  • Cambodia records first Omicron community case

    The Ministry of Health on January 9 reported 30 new Covid-19 cases, 29 of which were imported and all were confirmed to be the Omicron variant. The ministry also reported 11 recoveries and no new deaths. Earlier on January 9, the ministry also announced that it had detected the Kingdom's

  • The effects of the USD interest rate hike on Cambodian economy

    Experts weigh in on the effect of a potential interest rate expansion by the US Federal Reserve on a highly dollarised Cambodia Anticipation of the US Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike in March is putting developing economies on edge, a recent blog post by

  • PM eyes Myanmar peace troika

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has suggested that ASEAN member states establish a tripartite committee or diplomatic troika consisting of representatives from Cambodia, Brunei and Indonesia that would be tasked with mediating a ceasefire in Myanmar. The premier also requested that Nippon Foundation chairman Yohei Sasakawa

  • Kampot tourism quay ‘90% done’

    Construction on Kampot International Tourism Port – a 4ha quay in Teuk Chhou district about 6km west of Kampot town – has fallen off track, reaching 90 per cent completion, according to a senior Ministry of Tourism official last week. The project is now planned to be finished