The eye specialist at Ratanakkiri Referral Hospital who insulted and slapped a 56-year-old deaf, blind and mute Kreung indigenous woman has been suspended for a year without pay.
Separately, a dentist at Phnom Penh's Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital has been suspended without supplemental benefits for six months for charging patients for his services.
The Ministry of Health additionally punished eye specialist Nob Yum following internal discipline from her institution after the furore over the incident that her saw her dubbed “the unethical nurse”.
Yum slapped and insulted the 56-year-old female Kreung indigenous patient at the Ratanakkiri Referral Hospital's eye department on July 23.
Dentist Kruy Phereak's conduct was described by the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital's director as "in contrast to professional ethics".