1,000 get health checks in ‘Pattaya Loves Health’ project

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More than 1,000 Pattaya residents received checkups as the city Public Health Department organized the “Pattaya Loves Health” project for 41 communities.

Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome kicked off the Aug. 26 event with city council members, members of the Pattaya’s Women’s Development Group and representatives from 21 neighborhood councils.

Citizens receive blood tests to check for calories in their blood during the recent “Pattaya Loves Health” project.Citizens receive blood tests to check for calories in their blood during the recent “Pattaya Loves Health” project.

The two-day event received a good response, with residents receiving blood-pressure checks, eye exams, and tests for kidney and liver function, cholesterol, gout and ovarian cancer. Despite long lines, the mood remained jovial.

Surin Yimyai, president of the Soi 5 Thunwa Community, said he was pleased Pattaya placed importance on public health and lauded the professionalism of the service.