City comes to aid of 83-year-old who fell from tree

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City officials paid a house call to an 83-year-old woman who fell from a tree and has been unable to go to the hospital for a month.

 

Deputy Mayor Verawat Khakhay and a doctor from the city Social Welfare Department visited Sa-nuan Pansuwan, who had fallen after climbing into a tamarind tree to pick fruit. The grandmother has been bedridden for a month with a broken leg, shoulder and vertebrae, along with other injuries.

Daughter Penchan Klinseesuk said her mother had been hospitalized after the accident two months ago, but returned home. However, she has been too sore and injured to return to a doctor for a month. Family members are treating her as best they can to prevent bed sores and infection.

Deputy Mayor Verawat Khakhay and a doctor from the city Social Welfare Department visit Sa-nuan Pansuwan as part of the city’s medical outreach program. Deputy Mayor Verawat Khakhay and a doctor from the city Social Welfare Department visit Sa-nuan Pansuwan as part of the city’s medical outreach program.

Verawat, who visited Sa-nuan as part of the city’s medical outreach program, said he will get more details about her case in hopes of having her hospitalized full-time until she heals. In the interim, the Social Welfare doctor administered oral and topical medications until more can be done.