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15 March 2011 :: 11:03:12 am 51557

Thailand Sending Medical Team Tuesday To Aid Japan Quake Victims

BANGKOK, March 14 – Thailand’s Public Health Ministry has prepared to dispatch a medical team early Tuesday to help earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan, Public Health Ministry Permanent Secretary Paijit Warachit said on Monday.
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The team includes Dr Pairote Kruekanchana, Dr Jirapong Supsaowapak, both emergency medicine specialists, and Panchasin Somboon, a nurse specialist. All of them graduated from Japan and speak Japanese fluently, he said.

The group is scheduled to leave Bangkok at 2am Tuesday and arrive at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport at 7am before leaving for tsunami-ravaged areas of Sendai.

Meanwhile, the Thai Foreign Ministry will seek approval from the Cabinet on Monday to provide emergency relief funds amounting to Bt200 million (US$6.6 million) to assist Japan after Friday’s massive earthquake and the resultant tsunami, Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya on Sunday after meeting with Japanese ambassador to Thailand Seiji Kojima.

The Thai government plans to dispatch 35 medical teams from the Public Health Ministry to Japan “within the next one or two days.” They would be stationed at a Thai Buddhist temple in Narita and offer medical checkups, along with providing rehabilitation services to Thais living there as well as to Japanese citizens.

In a related development, some Thai tourists returned home after the huge earthquake and giant wave of tsunami struck Japan on March 11.

Upon their arrival at Suvarnabhumi Airport, the returnees said that they panicked over the last Friday’s natural disaster, adding the atmosphere in the quake-hit cities was quiet. The residents there stockpiled food and other consumer goods and shops were closed earlier than usual.

However, the Japanese people themselves are not afraid about the situation, they said.

Report by : MCOT online news

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