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16 May 2008 :: 15:05:06 pm 29156

Thai Medics In Myanmar Prepare For Humanitarian Mission

BANGKOK, May 16 The first team of Thai doctors left for Myanmar on Friday morning to prepare for their humanitarian mission before another team of the royal medical unit will start?work on Saturday.
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The Thai medical staff will be responsible for preparing accommodation, food, and other expenses for its own team. The team will return to Thailand late Friday.

Permanent Secretary for Public Health Dr. Prat Boonyawongvirote led the first team of doctors to Myanmar on Friday to work with the Myanmar government before 30 physicians from the royal mobile medical unit will travel to Myanmar on Saturday.

The royal medical team will also bring ten tonnes of medicines and medical supplies. Doctors with many specialties will focus on providing medical treatment to help cyclone victims.

Dr. Prat said that the Thai mobile medical unit plans to enter the Irrawaddy River Delta which was worst hit by Cyclone Nargis for their two-week mission. The team won’t set up a makeshift hospital but will move to several areas to give medical access to cyclone victims.

In addition to direct basic medical services, according to Department of Mental Health director general Dr. Watchara Pengchan, he will share information and treatment experience on Thailand’s response to tsunami victims to the Myanmar’s medical doctors who will be dealing with the psychological and emotional problems encountered by the Myanmar cyclone victims, in order to prevent posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Dr. Wachara is accompanying the team as it goes to work in Myanmar’s Irrawaddy Delta. (TNA)-

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : World News

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