PM hits road for routine medical check-up

Seven months after defending the necessity of trips abroad for medical care, Prime Minister Hun Sen is back in Singapore for a routine medical check-up, posting photographs of himself and doctors at the hospital on his Facebook account.

"I am currently at a hospital in Singapore," Hun Sen wrote in a post. "There is no critical illness, but the Cambodian doctors have collaborated with the Singaporean doctors to conduct a routine check-up."

CPP spokesman Sok Eysan confirmed yesterday that the premier left on Monday and will be staying in Singapore for a few days before returning home.

"I am not sure when he will return," he said. "But the health check-up is a general one with blood and urine tests and others."

The Kingdom's medical industry was thrust into the public spotlight earlier this year after US doctor Mengly Quach blasted the local medical community for being "unprofessional" and "arrogant".

In response, the premier, whose medical visit to Singapore at the time drew criticism from some quarters, acknowledged that "some doctors have shortcomings", but "not the healthcare sector as a whole".

Source: Phnom Penh Post.