The Chinese government has donated 88,000 boxes of the traditional Chinese medicine Lianhua Qingwen to the Cambodia.
Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng, together with Chinese ambassador Wang Wentian, presided over the handover ceremony.
The traditional medicine, which has therapeutic value such as detoxification and lowering lung temperature, was provided to Cambodia as part of the Chinese government’s assistance programme.
“Today we received traditional Chinese medicine, which is an additional contribution to the provision of laboratory equipment in Preah Sihanouk province and the Covid-19 vaccine," Bun Heng said at the ceremony held at the health ministry.
He added that these donations are especially important for the health and safety of the people of Cambodia. The Chinese government has always supported the government of Cambodia as well as its people.
"Cambodia-China cooperation has been strengthened and expanded day by day in all fields, especially in the health sector. [The Kingdom] has received countless grants, assistance to fight the Covid-19 pandemic in terms of technology, budget and medical equipment, as well as Covid-19 vaccines,” Bun Heng said.
On April 27, the health ministry issued a registration certificate recognising and allowing Lianhua Qingwen to be marketed in Cambodia.
Lianhua Qingwen can be used to help treat ailments such as detoxification and lowering the temperature in the lungs, and is used to treat flu, fever, muscle aches, runny nose, cough, headache, and a dry or sore throat.