Wat Chong Lom residents given free health care

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Chong Lom Temple-area residents had their health checked, and received medicine and vaccinations after Pattaya cooperated with Thonburi Hospital to send more than 10 doctors and nurses to visit the area as part of the city’s doctor-house call project.

Dentists and veterinarians joined doctors during the July 5 medical fair on the Wat Chong Lom field. It was the 20th outreach the city has organized to provide better preventative health care and relieve the burden on city hospitals.

Folks from the Chong Lom Temple-area receive free medical advice as part of the city’s doctor-house call project. Folks from the Chong Lom Temple-area receive free medical advice as part of the city’s doctor-house call project.

Physicians checked blood pressure, provided advice and family planning consultations. Dentists did free check-ups and teeth removal while residents with dogs, cats and rabbits got free animal vaccines and contraceptives.

In addition, officials passed out sand to abate mosquitoes and pesticides for rats.

Malee Niemnoi, 62, said she was glad to have the house call, saying she was too ill to visit the doctor’s office herself.

Amolwan Runghiran, 63, said she was thankful for the pet vaccines, as she has many dogs.