Monday, May 17, 2010

Medical Organizations Signed MOU to Promote Healthcare

BY BUTH REAKSMEY KONGKEA

The Mahkota Medical Centre (MMC), a Malaysian based hospital has singed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with MEGA We Care Reproductive Health Association of Cambodia (MEGA WCRHAC), Caminco Insurance and Haung Association of Cambodia to provide a better health education and medical services for people in Cambodia.

The official MoU Signing Ceremony between Mohkota Medical Centre and MEGA We Care Reproductive Health Association of Cambodia Caminco Insurance and Haung Association of Cambodia was made by Christine Lee, Director of Clinic Support Services and representative of the Mahkota Medical Centre and the representatives from MEGA We Care Reproductive Health Association of Cambodia, Caminco Insurance and Haung Association of Cambodia on the 7th of May in Phnom Penh.

Christine Lee, Director of Clinic Support Services and representative of the Mahkota Medical Centre, said that it marked the first time as Mohkota Medical Centre has signed a MoU with MEGA We Care Reproductive Health Association of Cambodia Caminco Insurance and Haung Association of Cambodia in Cambodia.

Christine Lee continued to say that the purpose of the MoU signing was to provide a better health education as well as provide medical services and the promotion of Cambodians’ health care in Cambodia. She added that a part of this signing of MoU also aimed to create partnership and cooperation among the association members and seek time to provide alternatives of health care services to the Cambodian communities in Cambodia.

“The Mahkota Medical Centre is very pleased to partner with Cambodian health associations, to work and providing the health education for Cambodians as well as to improve the peoples’ health care in Cambodia. We hope that with our establishment of our hospital office here and this MoU signing ceremony, we will able to provide a better health services for the people in Cambodia and to promote the progress in Cambodia,” she told reporters after the singing of MoU in Phnom Penh.

She pointed out that the Mahkota Medical Centre was established in 1994 in Malaka, in Malaysia. The centre provides a comprehensive one-stop centre for health services with a full rage of diagnostics, radiology, clinical laboratory, and other medical facilities and health services. She said that the Mahkota Medical Centre is currently staffed by 55 full times medical specialists of various disciplines. The centre’s management comprises a team of managers with varying qualifications.

The Mahkota Medical Centre’ s medical and surgical services included Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicines, Cardiology, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Ear, Nose, Throat, Head and Nick Surgery, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Hematology and Haem-Oncology, Nephrology, Internal Medicine, Neurosurgery, Hematology, Pediatric, Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, Psychiatry, and Urology ,and so on, she said, adding that the special services included Cancer Centre, Dental Surgery Centre, Endoscopies Centre, Haemodialysis Centre, Health Screening Centre, Heart Centre, Laboratory Centre, Physiotherapy, IVF Centre, Radiology, Urology Centre and so on.

To improve and strengthen Cambodia’s medical doctors’ professional skills, she said that her hospital plans to invite 200 Cambodian Medical Doctors or Health Officials to visit the Mahkota Medical Centre in the future, she stated, adding that the hospital will also conduct “Health Talks” meetings to discuss about health issues especially how to make a better life and healthcare for people in Cambodia in future. /

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