HOST(IN KHMER): Hallo, friendly viewers, and welcome to Good People,
Good Works on Supreme Master Television. Today’s program features the
first of a two-part series that profiles Angkor Hospital for Children, a
full-service pediatric hospital based in Siem Reap, Cambodia that
provides compassionate charity medical care to the youngsters of the
local community and neighboring provinces.
The hospital was
established in １９９９ by internationally acclaimed photographer Kenro Izu
who travels the world taking images of sacred sites – from the pyramids
of Egypt to the Caves of the １０,０００ Buddhas in western China.
providing quality pediatric care, the facility also serves as a
clinical training center for Cambodian medical professionals. Ms.
Sinketh Arun, Angkor Hospital for Children’s Director of Public
Relations now speaks about Mr. Izu and why he founded the facility.
Arun (f): First I would like to thank Supreme Master TV for giving us
the opportunity to give the information about the hospital. Angkor
Hospital for Children was started by a Japanese photographer; his name
is Kenro Izu.
He first came to Cambodia during １９９３. And the
first time he came, he spent time doing his photography at the Angkor
Wat Temple and then he met with many children at that time.
Arun (f): And some children were sick and it seemed like the children
didn’t have very good care or any medical care from any medical facility
in Siem Reap during that time.
HOST: When Mr. Izu returned to
Cambodia to take photographs a year later, he went to the provincial
hospital in Siem Reap to learn more about the health services available
to the local children.
Ms. Arun (f): And then he spent time visiting
the provincial hospital. And then he found a child with her father from
the countryside, and the child was sick with a serious condition.
child was brought by the father to the provincial hospital, but at that
time the medical facility was not so good. And then one day later, the
child died during his visit.
He heard the story about the child
dying and he was moved by the story of that child, and he decided to do
something for the Cambodians.
For more details on Angkor Hospital for Children, please visitwww.AngkorHospital.org
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