President Advisor Boonserm Suwannarathphoom together with Council Member Supreeya Iam-wiwattanakul, on January 20 led a medical outreach team “Phuket Care” in visiting the homes of patients suffering from disability and chronic illness in Talard Yai and Talard Nua subdistricts in Phuket Town. Joining them were Dr Harinat Hattayapirom as well a team of health officers, nurses and therapists from PPAO Hospital, staff from Vachira Phuket Hospital, and local health volunteers from the two subdistricts. During this visit, PPAO donated gift packs containing items of hygiene (sanitary towels, soap, towels) to seven patients.
Phuket Care medical outreach program was established by PPAO who work regularly in collaboration with local health volunteers, with the aim of supporting housebound patients suffering from chronic illnesses or disability. The secondary aim is to encourage volunteers to play a bigger role in looking after patients in their own community so that the patients and families can lead a reasonably normal life and are able to look after themselves. This strong support system is invaluable and gives strength to patients and the disabled. The program also aims to develop a sense of public service and compassion among members of these communities. If you know someone who needs such support, please contact the Public Health Division of PPAO at 076 354 819, 076 354 820.