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China-Aid medical team brings traditional Chinese medicine to Cambodians

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China-Aid medical team brings traditional Chinese medicine to Cambodians

2024-04-21 17:27 Last Updated At:21:40

As an example of successful people-to-people exchange between China and Cambodia, the China-Aid medical team at Preah Kossamak Hospital in the capital city of Phnom Penh helps treat the medical conditions of Cambodian communities with the use of traditional Chinese healing techniques.

Oumeng Savada used to serve in the military but suffered from a severe stroke in a football game and was paralyzed there and then. As regular treatment was not effective, he turned to Chinese medicine for recovery.

"I was so sick that I couldn't walk. Now, I can walk normally. It's much better than before," said the patient.

"When he first came here, he had to be pushed in [on a wheelchair.] He could not even lift his arms. But now it is no longer a problem for him," said Yuan Geng, leader of the medical team.

After a China-Aid expansion project in 2022, Preah Kossamak Hospital became one of the best equipped public hospitals in Cambodia. The Chinese medicine quarter was also introduced at that point to provide Cambodian people with a whole new 'prescription' for their sickness and pains.

"The Cambodian people really like Chinese medicine, especially the acupuncture and manual therapy," said Koeurng Raksmiy, general medical doctor at Preah Kossamak Hospital.

Hearing about the wonderful healing effect of Chinese medicine, more and more Cambodian people came to the quarter to receive treatment. That included quite a few Royal Family members. Princess Jenna learned with much interest about the medical team’s work and the achievements of modern Chinese medicine.

"Actually, I know that my grandfather, my mom and a lot of my uncles come here for Chinese treatment, and they said it is quite effective. Actually, this is my first time coming here and after seeing that the Chinese medicine has helped a lot of Cambodian people ease the pains, it really makes me very happy. And also, I just hope that all the projects here will become more and more successful," said Jenna Norodom, the Cambodian Princess.

The Chinese medical team is scheduled to end their shift in Cambodia in coming July. In their spare time, they are conducting as many charity medical actions as they can - in communities, the countryside and remote areas.

"We are now training doctors in our consulting room and the entire Chinese medicine quarter, because we would like to leave a team here. Besides treating Cambodian people, we would also like to pass on the Chinese medicine knowledge here," Yuan said.

For the team members, Cambodia-China Friendship has driven them towards a higher goal than just finishing with an aiding mission.

China-Aid medical team brings traditional Chinese medicine to Cambodians

China-Aid medical team brings traditional Chinese medicine to Cambodians

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2024-05-22 09:04 Last Updated At:10:37

The Palestinian death toll from the ongoing Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip has risen to 35,647, health authorities in the Palestinian enclave said in a press statement on Tuesday.

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The health authorities also said that many casualties remain buried under the rubble, making it difficult for medical emergency and civil defense personnel to carry out rescue operations.

The Israeli army said in a statement that drones and fighter aircraft bombed nearly 70 "terrorist targets" in the Gaza Strip over the past 24 hours, including military buildings, weapons depots, warehouses, rocket launchers, surveillance units, and other military infrastructure.

Israeli forces killed a number of militants in the Jabalia area of the northern Gaza Strip, including a "terrorist group" that was shooting at soldiers, read the statement.

It added that Israeli forces were continuing their operations in the southernmost Gazan city of Rafah, where a drone killed a "terrorist" who was firing mortar shells at Israeli soldiers.

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The Palestinian health ministry issued a statement on Tuesday, saying that on that day, the Israeli military killed seven Palestinians and injured 12 others in Jenin and the nearby refugee camp. Two of the injured are in serious condition.

Palestinian death toll in Gaza rises to 35,647: health authorities

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