Pattaya distributes wheelchairs, stipends to elderly, disabled

Friday, 12 October 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 41 By  Warunya Thongrod

Pattaya city officials donated glasses, canes and wheelchairs to disabled residents as part of the continuing “People with Disabilities Support Project.”

Area MP Santsak Ngampichet, Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and city officials hosted the Sept. 28 distribution of 74 wheelchairs, 10 canes and a walkers to elderly, disabled and visually impaired residents at Pattaya City Hall.

The officials also handed out 2,000 stipends to 150 families.

MP Santsak Ngampichet (left), president of the Religion, Art and Culture Committee, and Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome present funds to help citizens with low income. MP Santsak Ngampichet (left), president of the Religion, Art and Culture Committee, and Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome present funds to help citizens with low income.

The support program is part of the city’s plan to improve the quality of life for disabled citizens and by protecting their rights and helping them participate as equals in society.

“Pattaya is aware of the need to improve their quality of life and this program is to assist people in difficult situations so they can get help and live in society happily,” the mayor said.

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