Lions Club of Pattaya-Nongprue pays for 10 cataract removals

Friday, 02 May 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 18 By  Warunya Thongrod

The Lions Club of Pattaya-Nongprue donated nearly 180,000 baht to Banglamung Hospital toward cataracts operations for low-income patients unable to pay for the surgery with public welfare.

Club President Bunanat Pattanasin and consultant Krit Jiramongkol presented 179,360 baht to Dr. Chanchai Limthongcharoen, deputy director of Banglamung Hospital, April 23.

Krit Jiramongkol (center, left), consultant to the Lions Club Pattaya Nongprue, presents 179,360 baht to Dr. Chanchai Limthongcharoen (center, right), deputy director of Banglamung Hospital.Krit Jiramongkol (center, left), consultant to the Lions Club Pattaya Nongprue, presents 179,360 baht to Dr. Chanchai Limthongcharoen (center, right), deputy director of Banglamung Hospital.

Bunanat said the Lions have been aware of funding problems faced by Banglamung Hospital’s patients for cataract operations. The club knew that a number of Banglamung Home for the Elderly residents needed the operations but could not use welfare due to problems with their documentation.

Therefore the club raised funds for the hospital to help those elderly patients.  The club raised enough for cataract removal on 10 eyes.

“I have to thank the Lions Club of Pattaya-Nongprue for donating funds to the hospital to help sick patients,” said Chanchai. “This was a good opportunity for the club to close the social-welfare gap.”

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