Post Management Project of “Strengthening of the Siem Reap Provincial Hospital Services in Cambodia” Signed

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the Siem Reap Provincial Referral Hospital signed at Sokha Hotel in Siem Reap province on Sept. 3 the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of post management project on Strengthening of the Siem Reap Provincial Hospital Services in Cambodia.

The MoU is inked by Mr. Rho Hyun-Jun, Country Director of KOICA Cambodia Office and Dr. Pen Phalkun, Director of Siem Reap Provincial Referral Hospital.

According to a KOICA's press release, this project is supported by the Republic of Korea via KOICA Cambodia Office, under a grant aid of approximately US$260, 000 with implementation period from 2019 to 2020.

The objectives of this post management are to improve service quality and services utilisation and to strengthen the functions of hospital as CPA (Complimentary Package Activity) 3.

The main components of project are Improving medical equipment and facility by improving availability of equipment and remodeling building and Enhancing capacity of staff and health promotion of hospital.

Based on this post management, KOICA and Siem Reap Provincial Referral Hospital strongly expect that the services in hospital will be improved and the capacity of staff and equipment will be upgraded for a readiness to provide the service to meet demand of people.

Remarkably, KOICA built a MCMC (Maternal Child Medical Center) building and provided essential medical equipment on 2010 via project of Strengthening of the Siem Reap Provincial Hospital Services in Cambodia. As the demand has been increasing from time to time, KOICA decides to support this post management.

Health is one of the main sectors in Country Partnership Strategy of KOICA Cambodia Office. KOICA strongly commits to support this sector. Currently, apart from this post management project, KOICA is implementing other projects such as 1) Health Equity and Quality Improvement Program (H-EQIP), 2) Strengthening Public Health System to prevent, Detect and Respond to Infectious Disease, 3) Global Health Security Agenda, 4) The Project for Strengthening Maternal and Child Health in North-estern Region of Cambodia, and 5) The Project of Capacity Building of Ears Nose Throat (ENT) Center in Preah Ang Duong Hospital.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press