Pattaya to spend 18.5 million baht on health-promotion projects

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Pattaya’s Public Health and Environment Department plans to spend more than 18.5 million baht in 2012 on eight health-promotion projects, including exercise and elderly programs, dengue fever prevention and the institution of a holiday recognizing the handicapped.

Department Director Wanaporn Jaemjumas chaired the Dec. 28 meeting to divvy up the National Health Security funding allotted to the city, with senior citizens groups and health volunteers on hand to offer suggestions.

Wanaporn Jaemjumas chairs a meeting to divvy up the National Health Security funding allotted to the city. Wanaporn Jaemjumas chairs a meeting to divvy up the National Health Security funding allotted to the city.

The eight projects chosen include a “Dharma Camp” field trip for elderly nursing home residents, a general health promotion campaign for seniors, an exercise program aimed at obese children and a “Unite for Healthy Exercise” program to honor HM the King.

Other projects on the list include an anti-dengue fever campaign, diabetes education, general disease prevention, and an official Disabled Day to recognize those with physical handicaps.

Wanaporn said additional projects may be added in coming department meetings.