A group of ten Chinese doctors have been providing medical checkup and treatment to hundreds of patients in southwestern Cambodia’s coastal Preah Sihanouk province from Dec. 10 to 16.
According to Yun Min, governor of Preah Sihanouk province, this is a very valuable humanitarian task that will contribute to improving the well-being of Cambodian people.
SOUUNDBITE(CAMBODIAN)SENG NONG, Director of Preah Sihanouk Provincial Referral Hospital
“This humanitarian activity not only contributes to improving Cambodian people’s health, but also provide an opportunity for Cambodian doctors to learn good experience from Chinese doctors. It will also contribute to deepening people-to-people relations between the two countries.”
Zhang Lei, vice governor of Jiangsu province, expressed his confidence that the medical service by Chinese doctors would help improve health for Cambodian people.
SOUNDBITE(CHINESE)YANG ZHIJIAN, head of the Chinese medical team:
“After meeting with Preah Sihanouk provincial health officials and some patients, I find that the province was lack of medicines, medical materials, and equipment, even specialist doctors.”
He said he hopes that through this activity, friendly relations between the peoples of the two countries will be further enhanced.
With an aim of promoting cooperation in health between Jiangsu Province and Preah Sihanouk province, both signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in tropical disease control and research.
Under the deal, a China-Cambodia Cooperation Center for Tropical Disease Control and Research would be established in Preah Sihanouk province to provide technical support for Cambodia for control of tropical diseases such as malaria and schistosomiasis.