Calmette Hospital’s Polytechnic Centre Building Inaugurated

The newly-constructed Polytechnic Centre Building of the Calmette Hospital in Phnom Penh was put into official use this morning under the presidency of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen and First Lady Samdech Kittiprittpundit Bun Rany Hun Sen.

Equipped with high-tech medical equipment, the over-US$70-million new building was dubbed “Techo Aphivadh” (Techo Development).

Speaking on the occasion, Samdech Techo Hun Sen expressed his appreciation of the progress of the country’s health sector and re-appealed to medical practitioners to strengthen their professional ethics and their capacity building.

According to H.E. Prof. Mam Bunheng, Minister of Health, stretching along Preah Monivong Boulevard, the “Techo Aphivadh” Building is 153 metres long and 22.5 metres wide. The 426-bed building has in total 12 floors and two-floor underground car parking.

The building, whose construction started on Mar. 5, 2018 with financial support from the Royal Government, the Prime Minister and the First Lady, and charitable people under the slogan “Donate for Human Life”, is another major achievement of the Ministry of Health and Calmette Hospital toward the realisation of Cambodia’s Health Vision 2030, i.e. to “achieve the health system’s resilience and global health coverage that ensure a safe and healthy Cambodia,” he underlined.

The “Techo Aphivadh” Building can provide health services to about 250,000 patients per year, H.E. Minister said, adding that it will also be a training centre for students to conduct medical study and research through the country’s leading digital systems.

Source: Agence Kampuchea Presse