vaccinations just for a short stay
Replies: 31 - Last Post: Jun 6, 2012 1:36 PM Last Post By: dougv
Jun 1, 2012 4:23 AM
Jun 1, 2012 5:04 AM
Jun 1, 2012 9:12 AM
Jun 1, 2012 3:26 PM
another slave to the drugs ...lol.. anyhoooow....
WHAT ABOUT MALARIA ???
you have a much better chance of being bitten by just ONE of the billions of death ridden, malarial mosquito's, than being bitten by a monkey or picking up a nasty life threatening desease from food, in 5 days..
Have you not read all the drama regarding malaria around the Thai / Cambo borders?
Many, many, many deaths already...
Jun 1, 2012 4:04 PM
Jun 1, 2012 5:44 PM
20Seven Killed as Bus Collides With Army Truck
By Phok Dorn
THE CAMBODIA DAILY
Seven people were killed and 21 were injured yesterday when a bus crashed into a Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) truck in Kompong Thom province on National Road 5, police said.
The bus, operated by Capitol Tours, was traveling from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap City when it hit the army truck head-on at about 2:30 p.m. in Bralay commune, Stong district police chief Yomg Sam said.
He said that four RCAF soldiers in the truck—which carrying a cargo of tables—and three bus passengers were killed in the collision.
“We don’t have clear information yet,” Mr. Sam said. “We are assessing the accident”
Photographs of the scene on local news websites showed bodies lying among the twisted metal of the two vehicles.
Stong district traffic police chief Hun Heat said that 21 passengers were sent to the district hospital.
Two of the bus passengers died at the scene, and another died on the way to the hospital, he said, adding that the three RCAF soldiers and a civilian who was traveling in the military truck were all killed instantly.
Mr. Heat said that the crash occurred after the RCAF truck developed a flat tire and swerved. Seeing the RCAF truck coming across its path, the bus tried to avoid the truck and swerved left across the road, he said. But the track corrected itself and the two vehicles collided in the truck’s lane, he said, adding, ‘If the bus driver kept on the right side of the road, he would not have had the accident”
Huor Sokvan, assistant manager at Capitol Tours said that he did not have any details about the crash, but said that the 24 passengers traveling on the bus were all Cambodians.
He referred questions to the bus company’s insurer, the Cambodian National Insurance Company (Caminco). A representative for Caminco said they had not yet reached the scene of the accident so could not comment
Hul Chhoeun, chief of operations at Stong District Hospital, said that three men and four women had arrived at the hospital with broken bones in their legs and arms or fractured skulls. Another 14 people were being treated for minor injures, he said.
“The insurance company are sending them to Calmette Hospital” in Phnom Penh, he added.
Thirteen passengers were injured last month when a truck’s tire blew out and it collided with a Capitol Tours bus. The company was also involved in a fatal crash last month when one of its buses hit a pedestrian in Battambang province and has been named by the government as one of the most accident-prone bus operators in the country.
Jun 1, 2012 6:12 PM
Jun 1, 2012 9:31 PM
Has just consolidated my argument for taking out insurance , even for a short period of time , you never know what's coming at you !! or from around the bend on South East Asian Roads ....
The most likely cause of Bus accidents in Asia is more than likely that the Bus or Mini Van is in a bad state of maintenance , or that the that the driver is either drunk ! speeding his head off on Ice ! or just plain exhausted , or more often than not a combination of all three ....
On a personal note , i had a friend who was in India this winter , ended up in Hospital with a cyst on his Liver a life threatening situation !!
Operation plus his stay in Hospital came to £2000 , not including having to pay for a new flight back to the UK and all for the sake of forgoing a few hundred pounds on an insurance policy , and that's at the cheap end of what could possibly go wrong ...
A serious accident with a lengthy stay in a ICU ..
Then a Medivac without travel insurance can run into the hundreds of thousands of Pounds..
As far as i'm concerned anybody who travels without even the most basic of Medical insurance is an idiot , who has little respect for their Family and friends , who are the ones who are expected to pick up the bill , i frequently have seen pleas for financial help for funds for people who have gone on Holiday without any insurance what so ever , if your British !! Your government is not going to foot the bill to fly you back home ..
There was a recent case of a Northern Irish Gentleman who fell seriously ill in Pattaya while visiting his son for two weeks ..
The Family ended up making pleas to the general public for help in getting him back home ....
I'm not scare mongering here i'm just stating the importance of travel insurance even for your two week trip to Koh Samui etc ....
Jun 2, 2012 10:58 AM
Ok so you done it now, my post may therefore be somewhat late. It actually only takes a few seconds to contract something nasty. OK 5 days only means that you will run less risk of getting anything due to the short stay, however if you were really unlucky day one could be the day.
Another thing I presume that the innoculations will last for specified times so you are not necessarily paying for them for just one trip maybe.
By the way to be perfectly honest I do not follow my own logic. I very rarely get jabbed or take medication, but am very carefull with prevention.
Jun 2, 2012 3:36 PM
Jun 2, 2012 3:48 PM
25as i thought.....
you've all missed something...
""Hul Chhoeun, chief of operations at Stong District Hospital, said that three men and four women had arrived at the hospital with broken bones in their legs and arms or fractured skulls. Another 14 people were being treated for minor injures, he said""
"The insurance company are sending them to Calmette Hospital” in Phnom Penh, he added"
already insured !
Jun 2, 2012 6:59 PM
26I know that if i was badly injured i would not want to be treated for anything more than cuts and grazes at Calmaette ,otherwise if it required surgery and the use of a ICU i would want a Medivac to Bangkok straight away ...
Jun 2, 2012 9:42 PM
Jun 3, 2012 1:38 AM
Jun 3, 2012 3:39 AM
29I don't know RR, but it doesn't seem impossible. I do know that a friend of mine in Kampong Cham had to have his left leg amputated from his upper thigh. He's easily in his sixties and yet they demanded that his embassy OK the operation which he eventually had to have done in Calmette in Phnom Penh. Maybe American malpractice suits have reached Cambodia.
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