Health care policy and administration
PM pushes for TB eradication
Cambodia needs to step up efforts to control tuberculosis (TB), Prime Minister Hun Sen said. Although the number of deaths from TB has dropped, he said the morbidity and mortality are still high and many people still do not have easy access to treatment services. ...
Oddar Meanchey inaugurate new hospital building worth over $2 million
Minister of Health Prof Mam Bunheng, with the participation of the leadership of the Ministry of Health, officially inaugurated a new building in Oddar Meachey Provincial Referral Hospital. ...
Khmer Times Staff
S Treng health centre opens to serve remote community
Santepheap Health Centre, located in a remote and forested area in Stung Treng province, will contribute to the reduction of maternal and child mortality in the region, while providing access to primary health care for almost 20,000 people, according to Plan International Cambodia. ...
ILO holds third meeting on occupational safety, health in construction
The International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Project Advisory Committee on enhancing Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) standards in the construction sector on September 6 held its third consultative meeting, where they shared the results of the projects that were implemented this year and outlined their 2023 ...
Primary healthcare framework introduced
The introduction of a new framework to promote primary healthcare in Cambodia will help ensure that the Ministry of Health’s latest strategic plan can be implemented effectively, its senior official said. The framework will be based on the National Health Policy, the fourth phase of which ...
Factories ‘follow all’ Covid guidelines
The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) said it has been disseminating Covid-19 prevention measures set by authorities to factories, enterprises and workers. GMAC stressed that it has no authority to force factories to implement the measures, but has urged them to follow all Covid-19 ...
Ministry promotes breastfeeding, says it is the ‘perfect’ food for newborns
The Ministry of Health yesterday moved to promote breastfeeding after an apology was released from the company involved in the milk formula scandal. ...
Ministry urges journalists to respect patient privacy
The Health Ministry yesterday urged journalists not to name or show pictures of COVID-19 patients because it violates their right to privacy. ...
Government to take action against doctors who cheat NSSF
The National Assembly is drafting a law to take action against doctors and patients who collude with each other to cheat the National Social Security Fund into paying for false medical expenses. Chheang Vun, chairman of the National Assembly’s Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation, Information and Media ...
South Korea to continue aiding Kingdom’s healthcare sector
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday received assurance that South Korea will continue to assist the Kingdom with the development of its healthcare sector, including training doctors. ...
PM proposes free medical treatment for foreign workers
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said the Kingdom should begin providing free medical treatment to foreign workers in order to kick start reciprocal treatment for migrants working abroad. ...
E-hospital system launched
The Ministry of Health formally launched the Kingdom’s first digital hospital service, using the new Peth Yoeung system, on Thursday at Preah Ang Duong Hospital in Phnom Penh following a successful one-month trial. Peth Yoeung, an innovative web-based hospital operating management system for the digital ...
Ministry warns of food poisoning over New Year
The Ministry of Health has called on the people to take 11 preventive measures to protect themselves from food or alcohol poisoning during the Khmer New Year celebration. Those who felt unwell should immediately seek medical treatment, it said. On Friday, the ministry said hundreds ...
Nokor Tep women’s hospital launched in Phnom Penh
The Women’s Affairs Ministry last week launched the Nokor Tep hospital in Dangkor district in a bid to provide female reproductive services to those less fortunate. Women’s Affairs Minister Ing Kantha Phavi said the hospital’s first task is to secure equipment and human resources. ...
Dengue cases hit 1,000-mark in 2019
More than 1,000 cases of dengue fever have been reported so far this year, a number similar to that reported over the same period last year, said Leang Rithea, the dengue control programme manager at the National Centre for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control. Rithea ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya
Payouts to mothers to ‘combat malnutrition’
In what may become yet another populist pledge, Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said he is considering giving $50 to every woman who gives birth in Cambodia to decrease child mortality and tackle malnutrition of mothers. ...
PM courts cyclo drivers with free health care, new preservation foundation
Prime Minister Hun Sen today announced plans to offer free health care to cyclo drivers and to form a foundation to help preserve them as a tourist attraction. ...
Free state healthcare extended
The Health Minister has ordered civil servants to prioritise the implementation of new social security services for public officials, former government workers and veterans, which came into force at the start of this year. ...
Focus shifts to oversight of health care providers
After a yearlong campaign to register health providers, the Ministry of Health and medical councils now say they must turn their focus to training and oversight of nurses and doctors in the field. ...
Hun Sen promises free hospital treatment, checkups for workers
In yet another potentially major new benefit to Cambodian workers ahead of next year’s national election, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday announced that employees in some of the country’s key industries would soon be able to receive free checkups and treatment at state hospitals. ...
As its rabies plan lags, Cambodia feels the bite
Despite killing some 800 people in the Kingdom each year, rabies has been largely off the public health radar. Plans are in the works for a nationwide response, but can funding catch up? ...
Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon and Sonen Soth
Surrogacy exit rules released, with parents required to provide yearly updates
Parents of children born to surrogate mothers in Cambodia will be required to provide the government with yearly updates of their child’s mental and physical development, according to new guidelines officially disseminated to embassies for the first time yesterday. ...
Kong Meta and Erin Handley