as of February 2015
Travelling with long distant to get good health Care in Phnom Penh
Pang Somaly is a 52-year-old Pursatresident and mother to four adult children. The province located approximately 168 kilometer from Phnom Penh. Currently, her business sellssecond-hand clothes and earns about $5 a day. Her husband earns about $35 a week as a construction worker.
In February 2015, she was victimized by congestive heart failure. For months, Somaly was weak and had problems breathing. She spent more than $400 at public hospital in Pursat and Phnom Penh, trying to diagnose and treat her problem. Somaly’s family tried to send her to expensive hospital, hope her condition would be better and recovering, but she couldn’t recover from her illness. The family could not afford to medication prescribed so her family decided to bring her to the Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE (SHCH).
Somaly arrived in the emergency department (ED) and was immediately placed on oxygen, and then she was admitted to medical ward (MW) for observation. During her hospitalization, our medical teams provided medical care, oxygen, fluid and medicines. After staying with us for a week, her condition improved enough for her to go home, with continuing care as an outpatient.
“I am so grateful for this hospital helping me. I charged a lot of money to the local hospital in the provinces but I still wasn’t recovering. I am so happy when I received free medical care. This hospital has very good medicines and doctors and they work very hard to treat the patients with so much care.”Said Somaly.
Somaly has now returned to home to help her family and continue to her job.