More than 100 residents and community leaders attended a lecture on diabetes as part of Pattaya’s efforts to improve public health under a National Health Security Office program.
Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon hosted the Sept. 11 lecture with Public Health Office bureaucrats at city hall.
Dr. Theewin Ngamkhreekham spoke on diabetes mellitus, covering its causes, presentation and treatment.
Dr. Theewin Ngamkhreekham talks about diabetes mellitus, covering its causes, presentation and treatment.
With funding from the NHSO, Pattaya is trying to build a network of community-based health managers who can spread knowledge regarding better health, prevention and treatments and urge people to learn and distribute that knowledge to neighbors.
That, in turn, will lead to more self-dependence and resolve long-term health issues and reduce the number of hospital patients, city officials said.
“Organizing training for volunteers and community leaders as health managers is extremely important for residents of the communities in Pattaya,” Wattana said.
“In having a government representative living in the community, caring for the residents rights, responsibilities and benefits that citizens must receive, allows these individuals to receive public health services. The project has helped the representatives to have knowledge that can be implemented in the community.”