On Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at around 3:30 pm, a bus full of passengers was heading from Phnom Penh to Battambang City when it swerved into the wrong lane of National Highway 5 and crashed into an oncoming tow truck, leaving 10 people dead and 25 injured. Many were rushed to different hospitals. There were four patients that were rushed to World Mate Emergency Hospital around 5 pm: 3 males and 2 females, who were critically injured. One of the victims was Chim Sokheang, a
One of the victims was Chim Sokheang, a 28-year-old mother of two. Currently, in the ICU ward, she suffers a spinal back injury which has paralyzed her legs, plus an internal bleeding in the chest area that needs to be drained out. Her husband and two children were also victims of the accident. They were rushed to a different hospital. Luckily, they are doing well, recovering from head trauma, bruises, and some broken bones. Her mom, Chim Sokom is also feeling hopeful for her daughter to get better because of the quality of service which WMEH is providing for her daughter.
On April 27, His Excellency Chan Sophal, Battambang governor, and his staff; His Excellency Voeng Bunreth, the Director of Battambang PHD, and his staff; and the staff from Battambang Red Cross came to visit the 5 victims confined in WMEH. H.E. Chan Sophal gave each of them 30 kg of rice, 1 case of noodles, 1 case of sardines, a mosquito net, pillow, blanket, a traditional Khmer skirt, and a $25 donation. He encouraged them not to lose hope and wished them to recover soon. The governor also praised all the clinical team for working so hard to treat all patients.