On August 14th 2012 at Social Development and Human Security Office, President of Phuket Provincial Administration Organization Mr.Paiboon Upatising, together with Mr.Sawai Promchinda – Chairman of the Council of Disabled People, Mr.Thawatchai Hatsakorn from Phuket’s Social Development and Human Security Legal Office and relevant organization held a meeting for the Advisory Committee regarding people with disabilities and their quality of life.
Mr.Sawai said “The committee has a strategy for people with disabilities in Phuket which promotes three issues; empower the disabled to have equal potential, promote and create the strengthening of organizations for disabled persons, and creating a constructive attitude towards the disabled and handicapped.”
The issues are aimed at developing the lives of the disabled in Phuket by allowing them to ask for support and asking for a loan from the Disabilities Fund, allowing them to improve their quality of life.
The meeting summarized loan funding since 1997 to the present and showed there were a total of 129 loans taken out, totalling 2,547,960THB. There were 47 cases where the claimants had or are repaying their loans, and 82 cases where payments were overdue or had not been paid.