3 Sep 2021
The Royal Thai Consulate-General in Kolkata donated medical equipment comprising 1 portable X-Ray machine and 1 anaesthesia Boyle's machine to Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College and Hospital (ANMMCH) in Gaya, Bihar, India, under the Royal Thai Government’s Project to Empower Public Health Capacities in Bihar, India, initiated by Miss Sweeya Santipitaks, Consul-General of Thailand in Kolkata. The handover ceremony of the medical equipment was organised at the Hospital on 17 August 2021. The ceremony was attended by Miss Sweeya Santipitaks, Consul-General of Thailand in Kolkata, accompanied by Mr. Kasemsan Thongsiri, Deputy Consul-General and Mr. Nutt Svasti-Salee, Consul, Royal Thai Consulate-General in Kolkata. The Indian dignitaries at the ceremony were (1) Sri Mayank Warwade, IAS, Divisional Commissioner, Gaya (2) Dr. Arjun Chaudhary, Principal, ANMMC, Gaya (3) Dr. Pradeep Kumar Agrawal, Superintendent, ANMMCH, Gaya (4) Dr. N.K. Paswan, Nodal Officer, ANMMCH, Gaya and (5) Sri Santosh Kumar Sinha, Hospital Manager, ANMMCH, Gaya.
The said donation is under the Royal Thai Government’s initiative to empower public health capacities in Bihar, India, project for the year 2021, to strengthen ties with authorities as well as alleviate sufferings of the people in the state of Bihar.
The project is considered part of the volunteerism and charity project under the auspices of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua (King Rama X) of Thailand, and is in celebration of His Majesty the King's 69th Birthday Anniversary on 28 July 2021. It aims at reinforcing the public health capacity in Gaya District, state of Bihar, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Royal Thai Consulate-General in Kolkata wishes that this project shall benefit to both Indians and Thai monks and lay persons who travel in pilgrimage or reside in this Land of Lord Buddha. Through its philanthropic project, it wishes to create a stronger linkage and bring about closer ties between Thailand and India both at local administration level and people-to-people levels, which would, in turn, further enrich the Thai-Indian diplomatic relations in their global picture.
In addition, on this same occasion, the Royal Thai Monastery Buddhagaya also donated 15 disposable carton beds to the ANMMCH.
Royal Thai Consulate-General, Kolkata
3 September 2021