Rajavithi hospital receives UN award for diabetes detector


BANGKOK, 21 August 2012  – Rajavithi hospital has received a United Nations award for its diabetes detecting technology. The hospital has also urged people who have diabetes to have an annual eye check-up.

Dr. Wilawan Juengprasert, Director-General of the Department of Medical Services, yesterday presided over the opening ceremony of “Open House” event. The event was held to showcase Rajavithi hospital’s technology on inspecting eye diabetes with a diabetes detector. The hospital has also received an award from the United Nations for its diabetes detecting technology and the services provided to the people in rural areas.

She said the most crucial issue for people who suffer from diabetes is that the disease could spread into the retina and will finally result in blindness. But with the diabetes detector, doctors are now able to tell whether the patients risk having the disease spreading into their eyes. If a patient has the risk, he will be immediately sent to an ophthalmologist for further treatment.