Mental health project launched

The Singapore International Foundation (SIF) and Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital has launched the Enhancing Mental Healthcare Services Project in Phnom Penh. It is expected to benefit about 30,000 people by 2024. ...

Long Kimmarita

Russian Embassy helps out Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital

The Russian Embassy on Friday gave humanitarian aid to the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital together with Russian BioBuilding Co and Cambodian companies eBiodis, Leisure Asia Corporation, SGU Import Export Co Ltd and Cambodia-Russian Trade House. ...

Mao Chanvireak

Campu Bank donates 10,000 surgical masks 31,500 pairs of plastic gloves to Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital

As a corporate social responsible citizen, the Bank had on 10 April 2020, donated 10,000 surgical masks and 31,500 pairs of plastic gloves to the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital which is appointed by the government to conduct screening test and treatment for COVID-19. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia's health care system struggles to cope with mentally ill patients

As soon as the clock struck seven in the morning, a commotion broke out in front of an old, yellow building inside the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital. More than 40 people flocked to the main metal door separating them from the waiting area and consultation rooms. Some ...

Pichayada Promchertchoo

Hospital goes on defensive after ax victim’s death

Administrators at Phnom Penh’s Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital on Thursday refuted claims that hospital staff denied a brain scan, blood transfusions and surgery to a wom­an suffering from severe head wounds—a charge leveled by her husband shortly before she died there on Wednesday afternoon. ...

Sek Odom

Factory faintings back on rise

More than 600 workers have fainted on factory floors so far this year, compared with about 800 such incidents over the whole of 2013, a Labour Ministry official said yesterday. Pok Vanthat, deputy director of the ministry’s labour health department and head of a committee that ...

Chhay Channyda

New clinic performs ‘operation smile’

Thirty-year-old Sam Hoiy never dreamed her son would have the opportunity to live a life without the cleft lip that has always marred his otherwise delicate features. Hoiy’s seven-month-old son is one of more than 100 Cambodians being treated and screened by a team of ...

Mom Kunthear and Amelia Woodside

Addicts’ lifeline to go

Every morning, right about 8am, Vuthy* starts to feel out of sorts. On the way from his home in Meanchey district to the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital, where he receives treatment, he breaks into a sweat. Vuthy is one of about 140 former heroin addicts who ...

Stuart White and Mom Kunthear

Families of Killed and Missing Protesters Compile Complaints

Family members of striking garment factory workers killed, wounded and missing after military police violently suppressed last Friday’s Veng Sreng Street protests have begun preparing complaints to file with authorities and rights NGOs. At least five people were shot dead, and more than 40 were in­jured, ...

Mech Dara

Picking up the pieces

The sight of traffic moving easily and people milling about along Veng Sreng Boulevard in the capital’s Meanchey district yesterday was a far cry from two days earlier, when the street was occupied by makeshift roadblocks, bonfires and military personnel carrying automatic rifles. While visible evidence ...

May Titthara, Khouth Sophak Chakrya and Sean Teehan

Blood Bank Says More Stocks Are Needed to Meet Demand

The National Blood Transfusion Center (NBTC) will launch a website this month aimed at encouraging more people to donate blood as stocks at the center are still critically low and hundreds of units short of meeting demand, the center’s director said Monday. Dr. Hok Kim Cheng ...

Phorn Bopha and Dene-Hern Chen

Jail Sentence for Anti-Eviction Activist Upheld

The Court of Appeal on Friday upheld the guilty verdict for anti-eviction activist Yorm Bopha, but reduced her sentence from three-to two-years imprisonment, of which one year was suspended. The ruling means that Ms. Bopha will not be released until late 2014. Supporters and human rights groups ...

Factory Dining Hall Collapses in Phnom Penh; 23 injured

The dining hall of a garment factory in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district that supplies clothes to U.S. brand Gap collapsed into a pond Monday, injuring more than 20 workers who were eating lunch, workers and officials said. The hall, which is part of Top World Garment ...

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