Khounkham, June 6, 2017IMG 0139wA new hospital in Khounkham District, Khammouane Province, is offering improved care for patients with a range of illnesses and conditions following a second donation of equipment by the Theun-Hinboun Power Company (THPC).

On May 31 THPC staff delivered an ambulance and various items of medical emergency equipment to the hospital along with sets of basic supplies and medicines. This followed an earlier handover, in March this year, of obstetric equipment for childbirth and the care of expecting mothers and new-born babies.

The donated equipment, valued at over US$52,000, was previously installed in a clinic at the nearby Theun-Hinboun site. The THPC clinic has for many years acted as the de facto hospital for people living in the area, but with the opening of the new district hospital, THPC is transferring vital equipment to the new facility so that it can serve the local community. Many of the district health staff have trained with THPC over the past few years in preparation for the opening of the hospital.

Soulideth Baomanikhoth, the Deputy General Manager of THPC, said that Khounkham District had grown enormously since the beginning of the Theun-Hinboun project and it was encouraging to see the district taking on responsibility for providing public services. “This is a sign of the positive development of the area, and THPC is proud to have played a role in the economic development of Khounkham, and in building the capacity of the local health service”.

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