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

  • Angkor Wat named as the top landmark for the second year

    Travel website TripAdvisor has named Cambodia’s ancient wonder Angkor Wat as the top landmark in the world for the second year running in their Travelers’ Choice Award 2018, an achievement Cambodian tourism operators expect will attract more tourists to the Kingdom. The website uses traveller

  • Hun Sen detractors ‘will die’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said those who curse or insult him would eventually die without a plot of land to bury their bodies after being killed by lightning, suffering the same fate as those who recently died in Thmar Baing district in Koh

  • Monks given ‘Samdech’ title for contributions

    Three senior monks on Thursday were given the highest-ranking title “samdech”, with Prime Minister Hun Sen saying that the promotions were due to their contributions to Buddhism. The three distinguished monks were promoted on Thursday morning at Botum Vatey pagoda in Phnom Penh, at a

  • Facing possible sanctions, PM criticises Washington’s rights record

    While United States congressmen are discussing the Cambodia Democracy Act and an amendment that could impose more sanctions against Cambodia’s government, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday counterattacked by questioning the respect of human rights and democracy under the US-backed Lon Nol regime, and