Pattaya doubles size of grassroots health-monitoring team

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Pattaya trained a new, expanded class of Surveillance and Rapid Response Team members, who work at the grassroots level to eradicate mosquitoes and report dengue and other disease outbreaks.

Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome opened the Nov. 3 session at city hall with Health Department staffers. This year’s SRRT class doubled in size from last year, with 100 people from Pattaya’s 42 communities, taking part.

Pattaya’s Surveillance and Rapid Response Team has doubled in size this year to 100 members.Pattaya’s Surveillance and Rapid Response Team has doubled in size this year to 100 members.

The SRRT is responsible for quickly reporting diseases or unusual health situations and performing initial investigations of health hazards.

The team will also organize periodic health-education classes in each neighborhood.

Itthiphol told the trainees they would be involved in offering medical checkups, vaccinations, and organizing educational activities.