The Embassy of the Russian Federation in Cambodia has donated medical protective equipment to the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh.
The handover ceremony took place this morning under the presidency of H.E. Anatoly Borovik, Russian Ambassador to Cambodia, and H.E. Dr. Ngy Meng, Director of the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital.
In his speech, H.E. Ambassador Anatoly Borovik noted that the Hospital continues to serve with dignity in the interests of the Cambodian people, make an invaluable contribution to the common endeavour of combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
For his part, H.E. Dr. Ngy Meng expressed his gratitude to the embassy for the humanitarian donation, which includes filtering masks, medical suits and gloves.
The history of the Hospital began in 1957, when the bilateral agreement on handing over this institution as a gift from the Government and the people of the USSR to the Government and the people of Cambodia was signed, said the embassy’s press release, adding that the ceremony of laying down the Hospital took place in 1958, with its functioning started in 1963.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press