On December 1st 2010, at Sapan Hin’s central Stage, Niwit Aroonrat, a Vice Governor of Phuket, presided over the opening of a Phuket Wheelchair Fair. The event was held under the participation between Phuket Provincial Administrative Organization (PPAO) and Phuket Public Health Office (PPHO) to promote healthy life in Phuket disables and chronic patients.
Dr.Wiwat Sitamanote, Head of Phuket Public Health Office, said that this project was a part of PPAO and PPHO’s co-project to take care of chronic patients and disabled in Phuket. He added that there were 3,550 disabled registered in Phuket; 350 of them could not do anything by themselves. This event provided them a chance to get items which were essential items to them and to know that society was caring for them. Moreover it allowed them to feel an atmosphere outside their homes.