Queen Sirikit Hospital observes Mahidol Day

Friday, 05 October 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 40 By  Patcharapol Panrak

Queen Sirikit Hospital commemorated the “Father of modern medicine in Thailand” with a HRH Prince Mahidol Day celebration in Sattahip.

Hospital Director Rear Adm. Panlert Klaewthanong presided over Sept. 24 ceremony at HRH the Prince’s monument with medical and government officers attending.

Officials in Sattahip honor HRH Prince Mahidol, Father of modern medicine in Thailand. Officials in Sattahip honor HRH Prince Mahidol, Father of modern medicine in Thailand.

Ten monks performed religious ceremonies dedicated HRH along with declaring their loyalty while attendees placed garlands at the monument.

HRH Prince Mahidol of Songkhla was the son of HM King Chulalongkorn and father of both HM the King Bhumibol Adulyadej and HM King Ananda Mahidol.

On his 100th birthday in 1991, the late Prince was nominated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization as a great personality of the world in the field of culture. After that, the Thai government designated the date of HRH the Prince’s death, Sept. 24, as Mahidol Day.

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