South Korea to treat ill Cambodian boy at centre of first lady’s ‘poverty porn’ furore

A 14-year-old Cambodian boy with a heart problem who was visited by South Korea’s first lady will be given free medical care at a hospital in Seoul.

An ailing boy who was visited by South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol’s wife during last month’s Asean summit in Cambodia will be provided free treatment at a hospital in Seoul, a move likely to add more fuel to the political fire caused by the encounter dubbed as “poverty porn”.

The 14-year-old, suffering from a congenital heart disease, will get medical care at the Asan Foundation-run Asan Medical Centre from December.

The hospital and its foundation will also bear his healthcare costs, an Asan representative told the Korea Herald.

In full: https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/people/article/3201420/south-korea-treat-ill-cambodian-boy-centre-first-ladys-poverty-porn-furore

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