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Phal Vuthy’s wife and children are now preparing to celebrate a New Year thanks to the great services at Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE. Vuthy’s family depended on his income for their food and other household expenses. Vuthy worked very hard, doing extra work as a laborer in addition to farming his rice field in Prey Veng. For the past 3 years, he suffered from general weakness. Vuthy’s chest hurt when he breathed. His hair fell out and his mouth had sores. Farming became unbearable when his eyes were sensitive to the sun.
After he had spent hundreds of dollars on private clinics and drug sellers that did not help him, Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE diagnosed Vuthy with pneumonia, lupus and anemia. These conditions would be critical for any person. Here in Cambodia, where the health system is still emerging after decades of reconstruction, many doctors and nurses lack the capacity to recommend a course of action that will be successful.
SHCH was able to provide blood tests, ultrasound services, x-rays, oxygen and two weeks of hospitalization at no charge to Vuthy.
He is very grateful. “I really appreciate what the doctors and nurses at Sihanouk hospital do for the poor. Without the free care at the hospital, I would be hopeless forever.”