Cambodia Holds First Ever National Neuroscience Day

The first ever National Neuroscience Day was held on June 20 at Calmette Hospital, Phnom Penh, under the royal presidency of His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia.

The celebration of National Neuroscience Day was in response to the creation of Neuroscience Centre in the hospital and in line with the progress of our country and society, said Dr. Chheang Ra, Director General of Calmette Hospital.

Minister of Health H.E. Mam Bunheng briefed about serious neurological disorder cases in Cambodia that make the Ministry of Health continue supporting Calmette Hospital, in cooperation with French professors who specialise in neurology, for medical treatment of neurological disorders with high technology.

H.E. Mam Bunheng also took the opportunity to thank the management, officials and staff under the umbrella of Ministry of Health and Calmette Hospital for their cooperation and efforts to attain big achievements during the last couple of years.

Located in the compound of Calmette Hospital, the six-floor building of Neuroscience Centre was put into official use on Oct. 7, 2014 in a ceremony held under the royal presidency of His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni.

Neuro-medicine and neuro-surgery are in the urgent need of Cambodian patients because as an estimate, every year there are over 22,000 patients with hemiplegia, 3,000 patients with brain tumor, and 12,000 patients with discal hernia.

Source: AKP