PM: COVID-19 Is a Deadly Disease, but Helps Strengthening Health Sector

COVID-19 is a deadly disease that everyone is afraid of, anyway it is an opportunity for Cambodia to strengthen its capacity in the health sector.

The remarks were made by Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen while he and Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. UENO Atsushi were presiding over the inauguration ceremony of two new buildings of Kroch Chmar Referral Hospital in Thbong Khmum province this morning.

Samdech Techo Hun Sen said before there were only about 5,000 hospital beds in Phnom Penh capital, but now just a hospital that had been inaugurated recently can have up to 10,000 beds.

“Before COVID- 19, oxygen production facilities existed only in Phnom Penh, but now, especially since the COVID-19 outbreak, some hospitals have their own oxygen production and supply facilities,” he underlined.

Samdech Techo Prime Minister added that this is a preparation in response to future health risks and challenges.