Medical Clinic’s Closed

For obvious reasons CHOICE no  longer accept medical helpers or run a clinic . We take poor children and adults to licensed clinics and Hospitals when they are sick.

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 Thursday, 28 May 2015; News by Khmer Times/Ban Sokrith and Phun Chan Ousaphea

PHNOM PENH (Khmer Times) – Three unlicensed medical clinics operated by Chinese nationals have been closed by authorities in Battambang’s Phnom Proek and Sampov Loun districts.

The crackdown on unlicensed premises comes after Battambang province’s HIV outbreak five months ago. Over 250 residents in the province’s Roka commune tested positive for the AIDS-causing virus.

About 2,000 people were tested for the virus after an unlicensed doctor was found to have reused syringes to give hundreds of injections.

On Wednesday, provincial authorities arrested four Chinese nationals and closed down the three clinics in Bour commune, Phnom Proek district.

Keo Sokyan, 63, from Kampong Thom province and Vann Sengheang, 32, from Kampong Speu province, were arrested when police raided their clinic, a branch of the “Cambodia Virtue Medical Association”.

Both men hold Chinese and Cambodian dual citizenship.

During the crackdown, police confiscated 40 kinds of pills, three types of needles, medical serums, medical treatment machines and other clinical equipment.

Two other clinics in the district were also shut down and two other Chinese nationals, Guo Liuana, 52, and Ma Phy, 48, taken in for questioning.

“According to an expert official, this medical service was being run without a license from the Ministry of Health,” said Sa­reth Viseth, the district deputy police chief. “Prosecutors decided to close the clinic temporarily.”

Thanks to Northbridge University

Many thanks to Northbridge University for donating student desks, chairs, bookshelves, pin boards etc, no longer needed by the University. Much needed by us as we are moving to a new classroom (for 24 students) in the sewing room building for the coming wet season, our children would get wet in the outside tarpaulin huts. These are the first desks we have ever had for the children, Vanny is so happy to have a real classroom.

Ross Wright's photo.

CHOICE School Students Celebrate Khmer New Year

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The students attending the Choice Centre are recently back from their Khmer New Year holidays. Their last day of school before the holidays was a special one. First some monks came to visit and then it was games time. Eating games, then musical chairs and perhaps the most fun of all, blind vase breaking! A special curry lunch was provided for all the children and then to finish off it was dance time. It seemed all the kids had a wonderful time.
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Choice Cambodia's photo.
Choice Cambodia's photo.

Phara’s Wedding

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Ross Wright's photo.
 

On Thursday the 30th April I had the pleasure of attending the wedding of Phara & Ratana, Phara was from the last Village. Some of you may remember her elderly grandparents were both blind and we had their sight restored, Grandma attended, so glad she could see the wedding.
Seems when we send our girls to “Open Arms” hairdressing academy they end up getting married as did Srey Py, both girls now live in Phnom Penh.
Phara is from an extremely poor background, in the last couple of years her life has changed completely, we wish her well in the future…..Ross