Rear Adm. Khanin Sumouanthayee, the naval medical center’s director, opened the first class for 49 employees Oct. 24. Class manager, Capt. Kittisak Sainut said there will be 18 classes to carry out the Royal Thai Navy’s policy to promoting social medicine.
He said health checks showed employees needed to exercise more, but often were too busy to make the time. Thus the classes were begun at the hospital each Wednesday.
Khanin said classes are also open to local residents and strengthens the military by having healthier personnel.
Hospital employees are given tai-chi classes to encourage them to live healthier and exercise more.