Dr. Ton Thanh Tra, General Director of Cho Ray Phnom Penh Hospital, said on April 26 that three days ago, these 16 doctors and nurses had contact with relatives of a patient being treated for liver cancer.

As of today, the first Covid-19 test results of 16 medical staff are negative, and they continue to be quarantined waiting for a second test.

`To ensure safety, we have urgently blocked the entire Department of General Internal Medicine and will not receive any new patients from April 23,` said Dr. Tra.

Medical staff at Cho Ray Phnom Penh Hospital spray disinfectant spray to prevent Covid-19, April 19.

Thus, up to now, Cho Ray Phnom Penh Hospital has quarantined 35 medical staff due to contact with Covid-19 patients.

According to Dr. Tra, in the context of Cambodia’s Covid-19 outbreak, the hospital has strengthened its anti-epidemic efforts and strictly controlled patients, especially the emergency department and medical examination department.

`We try to convince each patient to have only one visitor, but it is very difficult due to the habit of Cambodian people often going to the hospital with the whole family,` Dr. Tra shared.

Cho Ray Phnom Penh Hospital blocked a department due to Covid-19

Cho Ray Phnom Penh Hospital organized Covid-19 vaccination for Cambodians on April 22.

Cho Ray Phnom Penh Hospital is organizing free Covid-19 vaccination for Cambodian people.

According to Dr. Tra, this injection is expected to end on April 27.

Cambodia has recorded a significant increase in the number of infections in the past two weeks, with the number of new cases each day ranging from 157 to 655. As of April 26, Cambodia recorded more than 9,900 positive cases and 74 deaths.

On April 24, Cambodia requested to test all people in the `Red Zone` – areas with the highest risk of nCoV infection in Phnom Penh.

Cho Ray Phnom Penh Hospital blocked a department due to Covid-19

Disinfect before entering the hospital to prevent Covid-19 infection.

Cho Ray Phnom Penh Hospital started construction in 2010 and has been operating since 2014, in the spirit of friendly cooperation between the two countries in the medical field.

Prime Minister Hun Sen chose Cho Ray Phnom Penh as one of two hospitals treating severe Covid-19 patients in Cambodia.

Le Phuong