His Majesty, The King has donated 2.4 billion baht to 27 hospitals for medical equipment and new infrastructure for needy patients. Some of the funds were collected at King Rama IX’s funeral in 2016 and some raised during the ‘Un Ai Rak Khlai Khwam Nao’ (Love and Warmth at the Winter’s End) festival. Twenty-seven hospitals will benefit from the donations.
In addition to being used for new equipment purchases, the donations are also targeted to help hospitals build new facilities. Donations were made to hospitals all over the country including Siriaj Hospital, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital in Bangkok and Pattani Hospital and Yala Regional Hospital in the deep South.