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Fortifying Emergency Support Crucial for Phnom Penh Hospital ADPC: Fortifying Emergency Support Crucial for Phnom Penh Hospital

Published on: 03/21/2013

Language: English

Author(s): Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

Department: Public Health in Emergencies

Type: Impact Stories and Case Studies

File size: 0.18 MB

 

Publication Overview/Description

A man in 20s was injured from a road accident while driving on a busy street in Cambodia’s Capitol City of Phnom Penh. He was immediately sent to Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital located nearby. Upon arrival, Chieu Chin-Banoul, hospital’s chief administrator rushed to evaluate seriousness and hurriedly took him to the emergency unit.

Cambodia’s biggest hospital takes care of thousands of in-patients and out-patients including emergency cases on a daily basis. However, dealing with mass patients particularly during disasters is still a major challenge Mr. Banoul and many health professionals would like
to strengthen their capacity.