Phnom Penh (FN), Dec. 7 – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Monday evening that he has advised the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Economy and Finance to prepare a budget to purchase 1 million doses of COVID19 vaccines to provide to Cambodian citizens with free of charge.
The premier wrote on his Facebook, "Now some countries have produced and will be selling to other countries. I recommend Minister of Health to discuss with development partners, especially the World Health Organization, to determine from which country we should buy the vaccines."
The premier added that he has instructed the Minister of Economy and Finance to prepare a budget for the purchase of 1 million doses in the first phase to vaccinate those working at high risks.
Prime Minister Hun Sen said he has advised the two ministers to discuss with development partners, both bilateral and multilateral, to seek additional assistances to ensure all Cambodian people are vaccinated.
The premier sincerely hopes that development partners will provide assistances to Cambodia, or at least sell at a reasonable price.
The premier also instructed the Minister of Economy and Finance to prepare the budgets for the purchase between 2 to 3 million doses for the next phase.