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No new Covid-19 cases for 12 straight days in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH (PHNOM PENH POST/ANN) – The Cambodian Ministry of Health yesterday reported zero Covid-19 cases and no new deaths for 12 straight days.

As of yesterday, Cambodia recorded a total of 136,262 Covid-19 cases with 133,198 recoveries and 3,056 fatalities.

The Ministry of Health, meanwhile, renewed its call for officials to pay attention to the examination and treatment of patients with ethics, professionalism and equity, regardless of their political affiliations.

Minister Mam Bun Heng made the call during the May 18 inauguration of the maternity and infant care building at Battambang Provincial Referral Hospital. The facility was constructed with the assistance of South Korea, through the Korea Foundation for International Health Care (KOFIH).

Bun Heng said the assistance to the people of Battambang was very significant, as the building is equipped with a wide scope of modern equipment to meet the needs of the people.

“I urge health officials to pay equal attention to the examination and treatment of people with health problems with ethics, professionalism and equity, regardless of political affiliation, creed or colour. Health officials must have good hearts and behave with professional responsibility,” he said.

Bun Heng added that officials should pay special attention to the poor, the elderly, women, children and those who face difficulties and need assistance.

The government, he said, strived to bring services closer to the people by establishing new health centres and hospitals, and improving health infrastructure.

“This maternity and infant care building will be used efficiently and will help people to avoid unauthorised treatment by people who are not recognised by health authorities. I do not want to see or hear about pregnant women putting themselves in danger or risking loss of life because they could not access appropriate and timely medical services,” he said.