The UNTAC Medical Center is set to close on Oct. 31, the same day as the Field Hospital,
accordingto an official from UN Administration in Phnom Penh.
A 24-hour first aid and doctor service will be available at UN headquarters until
Nov. 9 and the last German medical staff are set to leave by Nov. 15.
The future of medical services is unclear as a decision is awaited from UN headquarters
in New York but there will be some medical facility remaining to serve UNTAC staff
until the end of the year. The service will remain available to all.
The decision is complicated because the German medics are all military personnel
and should leave by Nov 15., the end of UNTAC's mandate.
"It's a political decision rather than a logical decision," said the official.