(Blogpost from Usha Periyanayagam in Cambodia)
My first week I was in Sampov Meas Hospital in Pursat, a dusty four hour bus ride from Phnom Penh. It’s the capital city of a province of about 500,000 people. The city is essential three streets , and is not exactly a booming city. The ED admitted an average of two patient during the daytime hours I was there. This is considered the higher level hospital and get referrals from other smaller hospitals. They have a limited number of lab tests, ultrasound and xrs available as well as surgical backup. Aside from this hospital, I also will spend about aweek in Bakkan Hospital, one of the smaller referential hospitals, about 30 minutes away from Pursat that is composed of only one doctor and his staff of nurses and midwives.
(Check back next week for more blogs on Sampov Meas!)