Cambodia Sets Ambitious Health Reform to Combat COVID-19

In order to reduce the mortality rate of COVID-19 patients, Cambodia is preparing to further reform its public health capacity to combat this deadly disease.

This ambitious reform was raised by Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen in his televised statement on the current COVID-19 situation in Cambodia this morning.

Samdech Techo Hun Sen said Singapore has more confirmed cases of COVID-19 than Cambodia, but with much lower mortality rate.

“Singapore can do it. Singapore has more than 62,000 confirmed cases, but it has only 36 deaths, so Cambodia needs to work more to reduce the death cases in the country,” he underlined.

The Premier thus adviced the Ministry of Health, other relevant state agencies and all competent authorities to continue working together to cure more and more COVID-19 patients as possible and reduce the mortality rate toward no more new deaths.

As of June 30, 2021, Cambodia has in total 50,385 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 602 deaths.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press