Millions of dollars to modernise Calmette

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday revealed the government and charity organisations have donated more than $100 million to modernise Calmette Hospital in Phnom Penh. He said on Facebook charity organisations have donated about $80 million, while the government donated about $30 million. “This budget ...

Sen David

PM: Gov’t to inject millions to modernise Calmette Hospital

Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday that the government will provide $30 million for the state-run Calmette Hospital to continue the construction of a new 12-storey building. Estimated to cost $39.7 million, the building is currently only 17 per cent complete. In a Facebook ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Cancer facility inaugurated

Cambodia’s National Cancer Center – a more than $23 million modern teaching facility – was inaugurated at Calmette Hospital yesterday, though the centre’s director and experts acknowledged that oncology services still fall well below the country’s demand. ...

Yesenia Amaro

Neuroscience center opens at hospital

Cambodia launched its first full-scale public neuroscience centre at Calmette Hospital in the capital yesterday. The $10.8 million, 90-bed Centre De Neurosciences – complete with a neurosurgical ward and research unit – will seek to treat patients regardless of their ability to pay. ...

Taing Vida

Most guards ‘over worst’

A day after the government issued a statement saying that 22 of the Daun Penh district security guards beaten by opposition protesters on Tuesday were in “critical condition”, officials yesterday told the Post that most of them are now well on the way to recovery. Daun Penh district ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya and Alice Cuddy

Helicopter’s black box to be reviewed Friday

A joint committee of Cambodian and Chinese technical analysts will begin reviewing black box data today retrieved from the Chinese-built Z-9 helicopter that crashed early this week, killing four military personnel, officials said on Thursday. The Z-9 helicopter, which the government purchased from China last year ...

Khy Sovuthy

Strong winds may have downed Cambodia chopper: Defense Minister

Generals and two other air force officers, according to the country’s defense minister, who said strong winds may have led to the tragedy. Minister of Defense Tea Banh said that the cause of the crash into a pond about six miles (10 kilometers) south of Phnom ...

Joshua Lipes

Free HPV tests target married women, nearly 500 screened

Nearly 500 women were tested this month in a screening drive at Phnom Penh’s Calmette Hospital for human papillomavirus (HPV), two strains of which are known to cause cervical cancer, but the free Pap smear was advertised as being available only to married women. Hav Monirath, ...

Hay Pisey and Lauren Crothers

Police block Bopha march

Phnom Penh Municipal Hall yesterday defended the actions of police and security guards who blocked protesters as they tried to leave the capital’s Boeung Kak area before they stopped and searched an NGO’s vehicle. Dozens of Daun Penh district police, security guards and military police blockaded ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya and Shane Worrell

Unionists remain in hospital

Blinded, bloodied and barely conscious, two unionists who were nearly beaten to death after passing out pro-union literature in front of a Phnom Penh garment factory remained in their hospital beds yesterday, awaiting a possible transferral to Vietnam. The vicious attack in front of Dayup ...

Mom Kunthear

Factory Orders Staff Back to Work Amid Safety Concerns

Employees at a Taiwanese-owned shoe factory in Kompong Speu province where two workers were killed when one of the building’s floors collapsed on Thursday have been ordered back to work today, despite ongoing concerns from labor activists about the building’s safety. While conceding that some parts ...

Mass faintings hit factory again

Female workers were rushed to hospital in a second mass fainting yesterday at Su Tong Fang Ying Kam garment factory in Russey Keo district, unionists said. About 17 female workers became overwhelmed with diesel fumes from their sewing machines and were rushed to Calmette Hospital, where ...

Dam worker beats odds to survive

Through a concerted effort on part of the surgical staff at Calmette hospital, Touch Daro, a worker at the Kamchay hydropower dam will survive his injuries. An industrial drill bit went through his back and out his bottom whilst he was working on the dam. ...

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