PPAO has rented 12 ambulances to facilitate medical emergencies as part of a Phuket Care Project.
On May 21st, Phuket Governor Mr Tri Akkaradecha presided over the ceremony of ambulance donation at PPAO Hospital. Deputy Governor Mr Chawalit Na Nakorn, Chief Administrative Officer of the PAO Mr Manop Leelasuthanon, Phuket Public Health Office team, doctors, nurses, and PPAO Hospital staff were in attendance.
Mr Paiboon Upatising, PPAO president, said, “It’s necessary to be able to provide first aid and medical care in emergency cases, so it’s important for the government, private sector, and local administrations to coordinate. In order to be able to provide efficient and effective medical care, staff, medical tools including ambulances must be available. The new ambulances will be stationed at 11 subdistrict administrative organisations and municipalities around the island. All staff will be trained by Phuket Public Health Office officials.”
Mr Paiboon also added, “Thank you Phuket Governor, Phuket Public Health Office, directors from local administrations, and other related units for coordinating to improve emergency medical care in Phuket. However, if there’s any emergency, please call 1669 for ambulances.”
Phuket Governor Mr Tri Akkaradecha said, “It’s impressive how local administrations have also participated to improve emergency medical care in terms of providing pick-ups from houses to hospitals. It’s necessary to be able to provide these things to Phuket residents as Phuket is now a hazard zone. This also counts as one step towards effective and efficient emergency medical care system.”
Dr Wiwat Keetamanoch from Phuket Public Health Office disclosed, “These 12 ambulances will help emergency staff to reach accident spots faster and wider areas will be covered. However, it’s expected the 1669 service will see its use increase by up to 70%.”