Saturday, September 17, 2016
Cambodia - S Korean Medical Help Requested
The Ministry of Health has asked for support from the South Korean government to aid medical services in the country, it announced yesterday.
According to a statement on the ministry’s Facebook page, the request was made by Health Minister Man Bun Heng during discussions at the ministry on Tuesday between Mr. Bun Heng and the outgoing country director of the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), Baek Sook Hee.
“Recently, the Health Ministry has submitted two project requests to our Korean counterparts; a project to enhance medical checking and treatment for nose, ear and throat ailments at Preah Ang Duong Hospital and a project to prevent the spread of dengue,” Mr. Bun Heng said in the statement.
He said that KOICA has granted financial aid and technical help to the health sector in Cambodia, including $8 million for the construction of the Cambodia-Korea Friendship Eye Center at Preah Ang Duong Hospital.
The statement noted that Ms. Sook Hee praised the cooperation between KOICA and the ministry.
“She confirmed that KOICA will continue to support the Health Ministry, especially by participating in health equity and quality improvement projects in Cambodia.”
Since 1991, KOICA has provided about $180 million in grant aid to Cambodia, covering agriculture, health, human resource development, transportation and green energy infrastructure development.
On Tuesday, the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency donated almost 40,000 vials of Pancold S, a medicine designed to lessen the symptoms of colds.