YWCA brings medical care to Boonchu Home in Plutaluang

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Plutaluang special-needs children received medical and dental checkups and their caretakers advice on school hygiene as the YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center brought Pattaya doctors to visit the Kru Boonchu House.

YWCA chairwoman Praichit Jetpai, YWCA members, doctors from Bangkok Hospital Pattaya, and students from the Chonburi Health Care School visited the Sattahip-area shelter June 14.

(L to R) Teacher Boonchu Muangmaitong, Pol. Lt. Col. Phaksuwat Chomthanom (investigating inspector of Huay Yai station), Dr. Natnicha Loichuen, and YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center Chairwoman Praichit Jetapai.(L to R) Teacher Boonchu Muangmaitong, Pol. Lt. Col. Phaksuwat Chomthanom (investigating inspector of Huay Yai station), Dr. Natnicha Loichuen, and YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center Chairwoman Praichit Jetapai.

Dr. Natnicha Loichuen performed health exams and dentists Tassanee Lertutsahakul and Somdul Manpiankarn checked for cavities. Health-care students, meanwhile, briefed home officials on such things as proper teeth brushing techniques, hand washing and general hygiene.

Following the exams, Praichit and YWCA members presented first-aid supplies and medications to Boonchu Muangmaitong, head of the Kru Boonchu Home for Children with Special Needs.

Dr. Natnicha Loichuen, specialist medical professional and member of YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center, provides check-ups for the kids.Dr. Natnicha Loichuen, specialist medical professional and member of YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center, provides check-ups for the kids.

As a thank you, the 50 children put on a short show for the YWCA members, doctors and students. Everyone then enjoyed a lunch sponsored by the YWCA.

“Receiving help from YWCA has made me feel that there are still good people to help give me the encouragement I need to continue caring for these children,” Boonchu said.

The Kru Boonchu Home cares for children as young as six, helping their development during the day as their parents work. Students suffer from a range of maladies, including Down’s Syndrome, autism and attention-deficit disorder.

Children receive an oral check up from Bangkok Hospital Pattaya dentists.Children receive an oral check up from Bangkok Hospital Pattaya dentists.

Friends and teachers feed the children lunch during the special visit.Friends and teachers feed the children lunch during the special visit.

As a thank you, the children put on a short show for the YWCA members, doctors and students.As a thank you, the children put on a short show for the YWCA members, doctors and students.

Praichit Jetapai (center) and members of the YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center present medicine to Boonchu Muangmaitong, principal of the Boonchu House for children with special needs.Praichit Jetapai (center) and members of the YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center present medicine to Boonchu Muangmaitong, principal of the Boonchu House for children with special needs.