PHNOM PENH – Royal Phnom Penh Hospital will celebrate its four-year anniversary in Cambodia at the end of September. Rasmei Kampuchea Media interviewed Dr. Narintara Boonjongcharoen, Director of the Hospital Royal, Phnom Penh, September 18, at Royal Phnom Penh Hospital.  

Rasmei Kampuchea: First of all, can talk about your medical background?

Dr NB: I am the President of Royal Phnom Penh Hospital. I hold a medical degree and  several degrees from both domestic and international universities, including international medical and surgical operations. I graduated from Chiang Mai High School and obtained a Master’s Degree in Medical Management from the University of Southern California, together with the experience of working in the medical services sector for more than 20 years since 1996.

Rasmei Kampuchea: Could you tell about the business of Royal Phnom Penh Hospital since its inauguration in Cambodia?

Dr NB: Royal Hospital Phnom Penh (RPH) is one of the member hospitals of the International Hospital Group (BDMS), a large private healthcare company, established in 1969 in Thailand for more than 47 years by Chief Executive Dr Prasert Prasarttong-Osoth.

Royal Phnom Penh Hospital opened in Cambodia on October 1, 2014, and on October 1, 2018, this is the fourth anniversary.  With only two years of operation in Cambodia, the hospital gained international JCI recognition for it’s standards of medical and international health care services. 80% of patients are Khmer and 20% are from countries.

Rasmei Kampuchea: What is the leading service that Cambodian people always come here for?

Dr NB: The top services to Cambodians are 33% for children, 19% for obstetrics and gynecology and 16% for medicines.

Rasmei Kampuchea: What is the Royal College Hospital and what are its strengths? 

Dr NB: As a member of BDMS International Hospital, there are more than 49 networks and hospitals. That makes the hospital the first and only hospital in the Kingdom of Cambodia to receive the international standards of JCI.

Rasmei Kampuchea: How many doctors and staff are there?

Dr NB: Royal Hospital Phnom Penh has more than 100 full time staff and doctors. They come from Thailand, Cambodia and other countries.

Rasmei Kampuchea: What is the special service that makes Royal Phnom Penh Hospital different from other hospitals?

Dr NB:  Injury centers, nerve centers, blood and heart surgery centers, and cancer screening and treatment centers. 

These include: Emergency Services and Severe Acute 24-Hour Accidents, Road and Air Emergency Services, Hospital and Home Patient Review ,  general medical services, pediatricians, obstetrics and gynecology, general surgeries, dentistry, dental hygiene, and medical imaging for patients.

Disability Section, provides professional counseling services and communication to referral patients who wish to go for treatment in Bangkok as well as having contact with all international insurance companies. 

The latest technology is the advanced ESWL kidney stone for detecting kidney stones. The new techniques are less likely  to not use sedatives and have no impact on other tissues.

Rasmei Kampuchea: How many hospitals are there in Cambodia?

 Dr NB: There are two branches in Cambodia, Royal Phnom Penh Hospital in Phnom Penh and Royal Angkor International Hospital in Siem Reap.

Photo Title: Dr. Narith Ranjing Jaron, Director of Royal Phnom Penh Hospital (Photo: Sophal)