City to expand medical care services for residents and tourists

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Pattaya City and Bangkok Hospital Pattaya have agreed to jointly provide medical care to visitors and residents in Pattaya and on Koh Larn.
Pattaya City and Bangkok Hospital Pattaya have agreed to jointly provide medical care to visitors and residents in Pattaya and on Koh Larn.

For many years the city fathers had deep concerns for the safety and well-being of tourists and residents, whether it be on land, in the air, or at sea.

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In cases involving accidents and/or other medical emergencies, the city relied on rescue units from the various foundations in Banglamung and Pattaya City, including ambulances and first responders from the local hospitals, to rush to the scene of the incident to tend to the injured and perform life-saving treatment on the critically injured. These measures proved to be quite effective and worked out quite well.

But to keep up with the times and to consider other ways of not only providing information to the people for their own safety and protection, but also to give medical treatment in the fastest possible way, a meeting was held at Pattaya City Hall Jan 21 to explore other avenues of providing medical services.

The meeting was chaired by Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh and attended by Jutaporn Huyakorn, Director of Business and Foreign Affairs of the Bangkok Hospital Pattaya, heads of governmental departments, and representatives of related organizations and agencies.

At the conclusion of fruitful discussions, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between city hall and BHP, whereby both parties agreed to cooperate in providing medical services for residents and tourists in Pattaya and on Koh Larn.

Both organizations promised to work together to provide basic knowledge in safety and first aid, including life-saving techniques, and in all emergency cases to respond as quickly as possible, to give medical help to those in need.