Svay Rieng authorities on Wednesday ordered the closure of an unlicensed clinic in Bavet town after Kim Theara, 51, died from severe abdominal pains on Saturday.
Provincial department of Health director Kher Rotha told The Post on Thursday that the clinic was liable for negligence.
“The man did not get treatment until more than one hour later – he might not have died. The clinic was unlicensed, so they must not treat any patient with a chronic condition.”
The owner, he said, was fined three million riel ($750) in October by the provincial health authority, for failure to obtain a licence from the Ministry of Health.