Girl student robbed while caring for sick dad at Calmette

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Girl student robbed while caring for sick dad at Calmette

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:55 am

PHNOM PENH - Som Srey Leak, a 20-year-old Cambodian student, has been sleeping on the street outside Calmette Hospital while her father is being treated there. She had a bag with her that she was looking after carefully, which contained her father's documents and $100.
On the night of 9 March, the student put the bag under her head while she was sleeping, but at 11:30pm that night she woke up to find that the bag was in the possession of a 39 year old homeless man Meas Neth, originally from Prey Veng province. The young woman called out to the security guards for help and the man was arrested by police for theft.
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Som Srey Leak got her bag back, and let's hope her old dad has recovered, so she can go home and sleep safely.
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Re: Girl student robbed while caring for sick dad at Calmette

Post by bolueeleh » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:53 am

at least some justice is served
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Re: Girl student robbed while caring for sick dad at Calmette

Post by Anchor Moy » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:15 pm

When I was at Calmette - a few years ago now - the patients' families were camping all over the hospital grounds on mats and in hammocks, cooking fires were smoking away, and kids running around like they do. It was a bit like a sort of mini-refugee camp. But others were sleeping in the street, so I'd guess that camping in the grounds was a paying privilege. If you had a VIP room then it was ok for all the family to stay there with the patient.
Sending a family member to hospital in Phnom Penh is already a big expense for a lot of Cambodians. It's tough that the girl in the OP was apparently alone and having to sleep on the pavement outside the hospital.
At the same time, it makes me wonder how a young girl sleeping on a street outside a hospital would fare in a western country. It can get rough in and around A & E units once night falls - lots of drunkards and druggies and general violence.
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Re: Girl student robbed while caring for sick dad at Calmette

Post by phuketrichard » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:18 pm

Sad state of affairs when something like this is reported, I give a lot of credit to the girl for taking care of her father BUT
shows you the importance the government places for its people and how poor the locals really are.
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Re: Girl student robbed while caring for sick dad at Calmette

Post by taabarang » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:03 pm

Anchor Moy wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:15 pm
When I was at Calmette - a few years ago now - the patients' families were camping all over the hospital grounds on mats and in hammocks, cooking fires were smoking away, and kids running around like they do. It was a bit like a sort of mini-refugee camp. But others were sleeping in the street, so I'd guess that camping in the grounds was a paying privilege. If you had a VIP room then it was ok for all the family to stay there with the patient.
Sending a family member to hospital in Phnom Penh is already a big expense for a lot of Cambodians. It's tough that the girl in the OP was apparently alone and having to sleep on the pavement outside the hospital.
At the same time, it makes me wonder how a young girl sleeping on a street outside a hospital would fare in a western country. It can get rough in and around A & E units once night falls - lots of drunkards and druggies and general violence.
When I visited my wife and first born years before you they were sleeping in the hallways. It was vaguely reminiscent of a tubercular ward.
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Re: Girl student robbed while caring for sick dad at Calmette

Post by John Bingham » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:08 pm

The emergency ward there is pretty grim on a Saturday night.
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