Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome presided over the June 17 seminar where he demonstrated proper hand-washing techniques.
Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome demonstrates how to wash hands properly.
Seminar organizers stressed that childhood is a critical age as children are developing biologically, psychologically and emotionally. They also have very weak immune systems, making it easy for contagious diseases to spread in schools and daycare centers.
Common ailments include diarrhea, mumps, chickenpox and measles, they said. Without proper care and early treatment, the diseases could become critical and develop potentially fatal complications.
They said it also causes trouble and expense for parents. Therefore effective disease prevention and control is needed to reduce health risks in children.