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South Korean university gifts masks to Kingdom

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Cambodian ambassador in South Korea Long Dimanche (right). Cambodian Embassy in South Korea

South Korean university gifts masks to Kingdom

Soonchunhyang University Hospital (SUH) has donated 100,000 protective masks and other medical supplies to the Cambodian people through the Cambodian embassy in South Korea.

In a Facebook post on January 11, Cambodian ambassador to South Korea Long Dimanche said the SUH had donated protective masks of the types KD94 and KF-AD, 48 thermometers and 20 boxes of anti-virus film to aid in the campaign to stop Covid-19 infections in Cambodia.

“The Ministry of Health will distribute this equipment to the Siem Reap Provincial Referral Hospital, National Pediatric Hospital, Preah Ang Duong Hospital, Ratanakkiri Provincial Referral Hospital, Mondulkiri provincial health department and the University of Health Sciences [in Phnom Penh],” his post said.

Dimanche said the donation was made following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the embassy and SUH.

In addition to the donated equipment, the SUH was providing a 30 per cent discount off the total Covid-19 treatment costs for all Cambodians in South Korea, including those without health insurance.

Also on January 12, Namyoung Global donated an additional 50,000 protective masks through the embassy, with those masks earmarked for use by Cambodians currently living there.

Dimanche said the embassy will deliver the 50,000 masks to expatriate Cambodians through Cambodian association networks, the Khmer Buddhist Centre, and worker protection and support centres serving immigrant families in South Korea.

The health ministry did not detect any new case of Covid-19 on January 11, when two Cambodian migrant workers returning from Thailand recovered and were discharged from hospital after their second tests came back negative.

As of January 12, Cambodia had recorded a total of 392 Covid-19 cases, with 16 remaining hospitalised.

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