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Breaking: Cambodian kids with heart disease to be treated in China

Breaking: Cambodian kids with heart disease to be treated in China

The Fuwai Yunnan Cardiovascular Hospital in China will accept 34 more Cambodian children suffering from congenital heart disease this month.

The hospital in the city of Kunming in Yunnan province has since 2017 successfully treated 31 Cambodian children for free.

Linkun Ma, the vice-president of Fuwai Yunnan Cardiovascular Hospital, told The Post on Monday that Cambodia’s Ministry of Health and the Chinese National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) early last year.

In the “Journey of Love from the Heart” MoU, the hospital agreed to provide free treatment for 150 Cambodian children suffering from congenital heart disease for three years between 2018 and 2020.

“On Tuesday, six Cambodian children will be sent to my hospital, while another 28 are preparing documents to be admitted to the hospital at the end of this month,” Linkun said.

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