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AHC’s Satellite Clinic Provides Critical Care to the Tiniest of Patients: Satya’s Story

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Satya* is nearly one-month old and lives in Sotnikum district of Siem Reap province with his young parents and his brother. Satya’s parents are both farmers; they have a home vegetable garden which serves them with daily food and generates some extra income.

As the second child in the family, Satya’s parents were better prepared for his birth than they were for the first one. Satya was born at the Kantha Bopha Hospital (KBH) in Siem Reap. He was born healthy however within a week he developed a fever and Dyspnea (shortness of breath). Satya’s parents immediately decided to bring their young baby back to KBH where he was admitted and treated for 2 days. Soon after being discharged he again developed a high fever; this time his mother decided to bring him to AHC’s Satellite Clinic (SC) because they also knew that they could receive good quality services for their newborn for free.

Upon arrival at the SC, AHC doctors admitted Satya and provided him with Continuously Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) support with Ceftriaxone and Non Per Oral (NPO) because they were concerned about early Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) and Nosocomial (NOSO) Pneumonia. After stablisation Satya was then transferred to AHC in Siem Reap via ambulance due to the severity of his case.

When Satya arrived at AHC he was admitted directly to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Blood tests were quickly performed to identify the cause of his symptoms. Satya was diagnosed with sepsis and was treated with a course of antibiotics. Satya will have to stay at AHC for 15 to 20 days until the doctor can confirm that his condition has substantially improved. The doctor is sure that Satya will be discharged soon after a full recovery.

Satya’s mother was so relieved about her little son’s improvement after treatment at AHC. She happily expressed “Angkor Hospital for Children is a good hospital which provides good healthcare to children for free. The staff and doctors are generous, mindful and professional.” She would like to thank to the Angkor Hospital for Children for saving her baby’s life.

*Patient’s name has been changed for confidentiality

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