On June 5th 2013 at the Jamjuri room of the Phuket Merlin Hotel, Vice Chief Executive of PPAO – Mr.Chawalit Nanakorn, acting on behalf of Chief Executive of PPAO – Mr.Paiboon Upatising gave a welcome speech for the opening ceremony of Phuket National Volunteers Day 2013. Phuket Govenor-Mr.Maitri Inthusut presided over the event and Deputy Doctor of Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) – Ms.Prapornsri Narinrak gave a report during the ceremony. Also in attendance were Advisor to PPAO – Mr.Boonserm Suwanrattaphoom, President of PPAO Council – Mr.Pradit Sangchan together with Members of PPAO Council, Head of Government Officers, PPAO staff, guest of honour and 1,500 volunteers.
Phuket National Volunteers Day 2013 was held to honour volunteers who delicate themselves to public health. The volunteers play an important role in encouraging people to participate in health care and other related areas and are an important people within their communities. Since the volunteers started their small group in 1978 they have now grown to a group of 2,020 health volunteers. These volunteers are divided by area as follows Muang 935, Thalang 709 and Kathu 377.