The city of Sihanoukville in Cambodia is very popular for its beaches, casinos and over-all laid-back vacation atmosphere. It is a city of peace and tranquility, in stark contrast to the hustle and bustle of Phnom Penh, the capital city. Since international tourism is steadily rising, local government is working hard to improve situations in health in Sihanoukville, although today, medical services in the city are still very limited and basic. Public hospitals are unreliable and typically avoided by foreigners and expats, except for the prominent Sihanoukville Hospital.
The most important hospital is the Sihanoukville Hospital, locally known in Khmer as Muntee Pet Jumka Jake. As the largest hospital complex in Southern Cambodia, Sihanoukville Hospital offers a wide range of medical services, which include General Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, X-Rays, Maternity, Ophthalmology and care for HIV/AIDs patients. This is good news for tourists and expats, especially considering the fact that the hospital is located along a major tourist area between downtown Sihanoukville and the famous Ochheuteal Beach. [Read more…]