Pattaya health officers together with the Surveillance and Rapid Response Team (SRRT) mobile units visited the Arunothai community Jan 22 where residents were given free health checks for diabetes, blood pressure and other common illnesses.
Saiying Muangthong, Chairwoman of Arunothai Community Basic Public Health Center, and Amnuay Muangthong, vice chairman of Arunothai Community, met with residents of the community who were also warned to protect themselves from communicable diseases, including the Novel coronavirus 2019, and to take precautions against high levels of air-borne particulate matter (PM2.5).
The residents were told that the so-called ‘PM 2.5’ is dangerous because the human-respiratory system cannot filter out the dust before it reaches the lungs. A level of more than 50 micrograms a cubic meter is considered hazardous.
Residents were advised that if they experienced abnormal physical symptoms, they should see a doctor immediately.
The medics also instructed the people to wear hygienic masks, control intake of food and nourishments, and take medications for their ailments regularly as prescribed by the doctor.
The mobile unit visits the community every Wednesday from 9am-12noon.