PM: Fund Raising for Upgrading Calmette Hospital Ends

Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has announced to end the fund raising for the modernisation of Calmette hospital, after the campaign started in late November.

Until Dec. 16, 2019, at 17:00, US$74,553,536 and 271,514,700 Riel have been collected, pointed out the Premier in a Facebook post.

If we add the national budget of US$30 million up, the total amount rose to over US$104,553,536 million and 271,514,700 Riel, said Samdech Techo Hun Sen, thanking all charitable people for their contribution to saving people’s lives through the modernisation of Calmette Hospital into a polytechnic national referral hospital.

As we’ve now collected enough budget for the Calmette Hospital modernisation project, I’d like to announce to end the fund raising from 19:00 of Dec. 16 onwards, he added.

Calmette Hospital was built in 1958 as a French Polyclinic and was quasi-totally destroyed during the Khmer Rouge regime, from 1975 to 1979. Calmette became a public hospital and reopened the doors in early 1980s with a few healthcare providers survived from the massacre.

With the status of one of autonomous financing public establishments for health, Calmette has been able to invest during the last twenty years in modernisation of all its clinical services, from general to specialised services and facilities supported by its available advanced technologies and notably by more and more highly experienced human resources involvement. The hospital has been playing the key role in medical professional education by collaborating with its national, regional and international health sciences universities members.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press