Sick Cambodian child who met S. Korean first lady to receive surgery in Seoul: official

A Cambodian child with a congenital heart disease who recently met with South Korean first lady Kim Keon-hee is expected to receive surgery in Seoul, according to a presidential official Sunday.

Kim visited the 14-year-old child earlier this month in Phnom Penh while accompanying President Yoon Suk-yeol on his trip to Cambodia. At a hospital there, Kim discussed ways to provide treatment for the child, who received heart surgery in 2018 but was not able to afford follow-up surgery due to the family’s poor economic situation.

A presidential official told Yonhap News Agency the child is expected to be brought to South Korea for surgery. The official said Asan Medical Center in Seoul will handle the surgery.

In full: https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2022/11/356_340665.html

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