Two fantastic Year 10 students have given their time as a medical service volunteer in Uthai Thani Province, where the ‘Foundation of Good Governance’ organised a large-scale medical operation to give aid to communities who lack adequate healthcare.
Pimmada (Idear) Suntichok and Woraporn (Por) Ratanavaraha were both presented with certificates for assisting doctors and nurses and helping them perform their duties. Each year, the foundation calls for volunteers and both students were keen to assist and have even put their names forward for the next one.
Led by the Medical Council of Thailand Deputy Secretary-General, Dr Ittaporn Kanacharoen, the Foundation
allows patients to register themselves and get treatment without any expense. There are many clinics set up such as orthopaedics, dental, skin and blood donation. Idear and Por were assigned to help support people who wished to come to donate blood. They started with donor registration and basic body checkups and then took blood pressure readings.
Khun Pilmopa, Idear’s mother, encouraged the girls to attend and is delighted by their efforts.
“Both girls have learnt an important lesson that helping people to have a better quality of life is important. Many people in Thailand have no opportunity to get treatment from hospitals due to the high cost of treatment, so alternatives such as this are necessary. I am pleased that both are interested in helping again,” she said proudly.