Pattaya Hospital 90 percent ready to go

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Pattaya Hospital now is offering 90 percent of its planned services and is just waiting for final health insurance approval to begin a city-wide health-services project.

A spokesperson told Pattaya Mail that the hospital is fully equipped and ready for patients, but they don’t accept any source of health insurance as of yet. In the future they will, but they haven’t declared as to when.

Rattanachai Suthidechanai (front left), head of Pattaya’s tourism and sports department, and Pattaya spokesperson Yuwathida Jeerapat (front right), along with Director of Health Management Rungnapa Thapnhonghee (back left) and Dr. Kritsada Manuyawong (back right), give a public report on the new Pattaya hospital’s readiness.Rattanachai Suthidechanai (front left), head of Pattaya’s tourism and sports department, and Pattaya spokesperson Yuwathida Jeerapat (front right), along with Director of Health Management Rungnapa Thapnhonghee (back left) and Dr. Kritsada Manuyawong (back right), give a public report on the new Pattaya hospital’s readiness.

Director of Health Management Rungnapa Thapnhonghee and Dr. Kritsada Manuyawong briefed the press on the hospital’s initiatives Oct. 17.

Kritsada said the hospital recently built a shrine and is purchasing additional equipment for the “20,000 Beds for Pattaya Hospital” project, which sees both inpatient and home-visits by Pattaya Hospital doctors.

Pattaya residents in Moo 10, 11 and 12 villages can register for free medical care at the Soi Buakaow hospital or by calling 036-103-900.

Also at the press conference, city officials announced the publication of the Pattaya 9 magazine to publicize information, tourism sites, hotels, entertainments, and activities. The magazine is aimed at creating a good understanding between the private and public sectors.

Pattaya spokeswoman Yuwida Jeerapan also announced that the city hired 25 disabled residents to work the International Muay Thai Championships Halloween afternoon at Bali Hai Pier.

Five computer jobs and 20 positions for administrative support were available for the World Boxing Association tournament, which begins at 3 p.m. on Oct. 31. The tournament, free for fans, is being organized by Pattaya and the Royal Thai Navy to stoke tourism and encourage youths to use boxing as way to spend their free time without resorting to drugs.