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PHNOM PENH: Ou Vandin, a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Health, via the Fresh News Network on May 23, 2020, has dismissed ‘false propaganda’stating that Cambodia has treated 20,000 pounds of foreign-born lung disease. .
A spokesman for the Ministry of Health’s denial comes following an advertisement on a foreign website, MSN (*actually the Scottish newspaper The Daily Record), alleging that the Cambodian hospital had taken £ 20,000 from foreign patients for lung disease.
Ms. Ovandin considered the above information to be a ‘Fake News’ story fabricated to accuse the Ministry of Health of Cambodia.
Original story appearing online from UK:
A sick Scot has been told he will lose a lung unless he can come up with the cash to pay for private treatment.
Anthony Igoe, 31, was taken to hospital in Cambodia, where he is a teacher, with a serious infection in his lungs.
But medics in the poverty-stricken country have now told him he will have to pay £20,000 for antibiotic drugs – or doctors will simply remove the infected lung.
Now his family are desperately trying to raise the money.
Dad Jerry, 66, from Clydebank, said: “My guts are in knots. I wake up in the middle of the night and it feels as if I have been eating a ton of ice…………..
And she begged Scots: “Please help us.”
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