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Dengue outbreak sees 1,691 kids hospitalised in a month

A total of 1,691 children were hospitalised at Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospital between October 21 and November 21 after an outbreak of haemorrhagic dengue fever. Another 1,626 children were hospitalised at other Kantha Bopha hospitals during the same period, according to a report from the ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dengue-outbreak-sees-1691-kids-hospitalised-month

Prime Minister vows to keep children’s hospitals running

Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered the government to draw up a plan to fund the country’s popular Kantha Bopha children’s hospitals on Monday, four months after the long-serving director of the foundation that runs them resigned. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/prime-minister-vows-to-keep-childrens-hospitals-running-2-132837/

Hospital founder seriously ill

Beat Richner, the founder and head of the Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospital and a Health Ministry adviser, is seriously ill and has resigned from his position as managing director. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37053/hospital-founder-seriously-ill/

Kantha Bopha gifted royal residence

The King and Queen Mother have awarded a royal residence in Koh Kong province to the director of the Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospitals in a bid to relieve the financial burden on the facilities, which offer free treatment to all patients. ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kantha-bopha-gifted-royal-residence

Dengue falls, encephalitis up

The number of dengue cases in the Kingdom is continuing to dwindle, but health officials noted a spike of rainy season-induced Japanese encephalitis over the weekend. On Saturday alone, 112 children at Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospital were diagnosed with encephalitis – brain-swelling – that was caused ...

Laignee Barron
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dengue-falls-encephalitis

Arrest in UN murder

Police on Tuesday night arrested a 35-year-old man they say confessed to the murder of Dutch national Daphna Beerdsen and the brutal attack on her 19-month-old daughter in a burglary gone awry at their home just off Norodom Boulevard on Monday. National Police spokesman Kirth Chantharith ...

Vong Sokheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/arrest-un-murder

Sick children swamp hospital

As flood victims surge to the capital to receive medical treatment, doctors at Phnom Penh’s Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospital say they’ve never seen such overcrowding. Parents holding their sick children and infants line the perimeter of the complex, spending up to seven hours crouched on hot ...

Laignee Barron and Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sick-children-swamp-hospital

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