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SGMC’s Singapore-class medical care

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SGMC’s Singapore-class medical care

The Singapore Medical Centre (SGMC) Cambodia has combined its advanced facilities and skilled doctors to offer Singapore-standard medical treatment for patients in the Kingdom.

The medical centre, which started operations last year, provides primary and secondary care, and focuses on a holistic and wellness approach.

It is part of Cambodia’s first private healthcare-hospitality complex that partnered with FeM Surgery at Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth Hospital, one of the leading surgical groups in Singapore.

SGMC offers a comprehensive medical and healthcare services that includes family medicine and general practice, health screenings and diagnostic imaging, women’s health and general procedure, as well as IV hydration therapy.

“Ultimately, our aim is to deliver outstanding medical care in line with the expertise and compassion of our Singaporean and Cambodian specialists – and to bring the full Singapore medical journey to the people of Cambodia,” said SGMC general manager Pae Yi Lin.

Supported by world-class equipment procured with the guidance of medical specialists in both the radiology and minor surgery departments, SGMC ensures that Singaporean medical standards are delivered at all times.

The radiology department, with five modalities – CT scanning, X-rays, bone densitometry, ultrasound and mammograms – helps support the doctors in the diagnosis of conditions.

All images are then interpreted by Singaporean radiologists to ensure accurate medical input is given to the referring medical doctors who will help treat the patient, Yi Lin said.

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SGMC is equipped with modern medical equipment. Photo supplied

The centre is targeting those who travel to Singapore or Thailand for medical treatment and Cambodians seeking health screenings.

“People who travel to Singapore or Thailand for healthcare services are our focus. Receiving equivalent medical standards in their home country will provide much convenience in terms of time and cost, especially for people who like to maximise their time.

“It is akin to bringing Singaporean standards of medical excellence right to their doorstep,” she said.

In addition, health screenings are another focus of SGMC, as more health-conscious Cambodians are going for regular medical checks.

“Health screenings have become very well sought among Cambodians as they see it is important for prevention.

“Due to the travel restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 situation, many Cambodia residents who used to visit Singapore or Thailand for health screenings and medical treatment are looking for a reliable health care provider in Cambodia to assist them with their health,” Yi Lin said.

As well as providing reliable medical services, SGMC also strives to ensure that all staff are properly trained by its medical specialists and managers, particularly in improving skills and knowledge.

This in turn will allow the staff to bring their skill sets and knowledge to their next workplace, with the quality of healthcare increasing over time.

Equipped with a broad range of medical programmes developed by international experts, SGMC also promotes corporate wellness.

“Hiring staff is a long and costly process, therefore hiring a suitable employee is important. It entices sought-after employees, provides a form of non-monetary motivation for talent attraction and retention, and – most importantly – a healthy employee is a productive one.

“Particularly in Cambodia, an emerging economy, it is important to attract and retain the right talent so that the Kingdom can progress as a nation, because people are the most important resource of any country,” she said.

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