The fatal electrocution of a teenager in Siem Reap during Khmer New Year has once again raised concerns over safety at crowded public events in the kingdom.
According to a 2015 report by the Ministry of Social Affairs Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation, one in every 350 children lives in an orphanage, while 80 percent of these children are not orphans.
The key areas of concern lie in regions between Thailand and Myanmar – also known as Burma – and in Cambodia among others.
In a statement issued this week, the ministry said it had never received an application from the doctor, Quach Mengly.
The comments came amid a public outcry over the state of health care facilities and treatment.
According to Handicap International, traffic accidents in Cambodia cost the government about $337 million annually, roughly 3 percent of gross domestic product.
Online journal Nutrients said iodine deficiency in Cambodia had become “a serious public health problem” just years after the issue had largely been dealt with, and warned that poorer families and rural families were worst affected.
Why does physical activity become harder for some older women? VOA Khmer's Sou Picchinda narrates.
Some 600 Cambodians have signed up for the meditation retreat in Siem Reap, which is to take place on April 23 to May 2.
The more science learns about staying healthy, one thing seems increasingly clear: to stay fit, mentally and physically, keep moving. VOA Khmer's Sou Pichchinda narrates.
Other senior officials, including Prime Minister Hun Sen and Pen Sovann, a former prime minister, have also been known to seek treatment abroad.
According to the Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO), 57 people suffering from mental health issues in Cambodia are reported to be locked up.