Raks Thai Foundation, Thai Samsung Life Insurance Plc. And Global Civic Sharing donated
Raks Thai Foundation, Thai Samsung Life Insurance Plc. And Global Civic Sharing donated 15 automated external defibrillators (AED) to Bangkok Metropolitan Administration
published : 17 Jan 2020 at 16:39
According to the Ministry of public health’ report, there were approximately 54,000 people died per year with heart disease which was the 3rd ranked out of other common diseases in Thai population and over 50 percent of the deaths had died before arrived the hospital with heart failure.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or CPR only accounts for 10 percent of initial rescue effort. Based on this information, Thai Samsung Life Insurance Plc. has realized the importance of rapid lifesaving services, and collaborated with Global Civic Sharing and Raks Thai Foundation in donating 15 AED which is the effective life saving device and providing first aid and basic life support (CPR) training for village health volunteers (VHV) and local residents in communities living in Bangkok area. In this time, Pol Gen Aswin Kwanmuang, the governor of Bangkok, was the recipient which Bangkok Administrators and Director General of Health department attended the ceremony at Rattanakosin Room, Bangkok City Hall. In order to correspond with BMA’s public health policies, AEDs will be installed in various locations around Bangkok to reduce and prevent death from heart disease. Following from this significance, surveys had also been conducted by 3 organizations. The survey results led to the decision of AED donations to 15 communities in the Bangkok area. It is with high hopes that these AEDs will bring the most benefit to saving lives in times of emergency, and will, thus, raise the living standards and well-being for the public.