Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - City considers adding more referral hospitals

City considers adding more referral hospitals

City considers adding more referral hospitals

Phnom Penh City Hall plans to build more referral hospitals in the capital in the coming years as the seven currently in use are nearing capacity, according to Municipal Governor Pa Socheatvong.

Socheatvong made the announcement on Tuesday at a ceremony at which the Japanese government donated four ambulances for use in the city. City Hall spokesman Met Measpheakdey said the seven current hospitals were struggling to deal with the demand.

“The population has increased, and the demand for public services, especially in the health sector has increased,” Measpheakdey said, explaining that plans were still being formulated and that the number of new hospitals and their locations had not been decided.

Health and Development Alliance executive director Chum Sopha said that it was true that more hospitals were needed but that the existing referral hospitals also need more funding.

“They need to expand more hospitals, but at the same time, they need to improve the quality of existing hospitals . . . Most hospitals are understaffed.”

MOST VIEWED

  • CNRP supporters rally in the streets of Tokyo

    Supporters of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) on Monday rallied on the streets of Tokyo, demanding Prime Minister Hun Sen’s resignation and urging the Japanese government to “save democracy in the Kingdom”. Some 400 protesters in the rally, which was organised by

  • GMAC makes EU plea to consider job losses

    In a statement set to be published on Monday, the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) said the EU’s possible withdrawal of Cambodia’s Everything But Arms (EBA) access would harm 750,000 workers and three million families. The GMAC statement, seen by The Post on

  • Four dead in Preah Sihanouk, Ratanakkiri flooding

    At least four people have died and thousands of families affected by flooding in Preah Sihanouk and Ratanakkiri provinces following recent heavy thunderstorms. Preah Sihanouk provincial spokesperson Kheang Phearum said on Sunday that a Cambodian husband and wife were killed on Thursday when a concrete

  • Nat’l Police snubs Rainsy’s claims

    The National Police on Saturday maintained that its chief, Neth Savoeun, and his family had no intention to flee the country after acting president of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy accused Savoeun of corruption. On Friday, Rainsy – who fled to