Ven Chanthol, 42, is a hard-working husband and father of four. He drives a tuk tuk in the city, earning $5 a day to buy food for his family. A month ago, Chanthol started feeling pain in his abdomen and experienced acute dizziness. After seeking care at a local health facility, his wife brought him to the Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE. He came with a high fever and vomiting. Our staff rushed him to the Emergency Room where he was stabilized and diagnosed with acute kidney failure and gastritis (inflammation, irritation, or erosion of the stomach lining). After a week of care, Chanthol recovered greatly: he is back on his feet again, ready to get back to his tuk tuk and continue supporting his family.
‘I am thankful to SHCH for giving free treatment to poor patients like me. It’s difficult to describe the good feeling in my heart right now. I feel uplifted,’ said Chanthol. His wife added her thanks: ‘I would like to say thank you to all doctors that helped my husband. I will tell other people in my village about the good quality of this hospital.’