Banglamung Hospital breaks ground on new building

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Banglamung Hospital broke ground on its latest addition, a 13.2-million-baht dormitory for its heavily worked nursing staff.

Former Health Ministry Permanent Secretary Narong Sahametapat was the guest of honor at the June 27 laying of the foundation stone for the Chao Jiramongkol Building.

Dr. Narongsak Eakwattanakul introduced Chao and Krit Jiramongkol to the assembled staff, guests and patients, thanking them for their 13.2 million baht donation for the dormitory and another 40.1 million baht for other medical equipment at the hospital, which was upgraded in April from community hospital to public medical center.

Sabai Group executives Chao and Krit Jiramongkol take part in the ceremonial laying of the foundation stone for Banglamung Hospital’s future nursing dormitory.Sabai Group executives Chao and Krit Jiramongkol take part in the ceremonial laying of the foundation stone for Banglamung Hospital’s future nursing dormitory.

Chao is the head of the Sabai Group, which operates massage parlors and hotels in the Pattaya area. In his speech, he said Banglamung is a growing hospital, but one faced with a shortage of nurses. The addition of a new dormitory will help in recruitment and retention of nurses, he said.

The three-story building will have 27 rooms where nurses can stay while on duty.