CityNews – 22nd November 2019 Suandok Hospital’s Sujinno Building has announced that it needs a budget of 1 billion baht to modernise its facilities to better care for its patients.
Rector of Chiang Mai University (CMU) and the Board for Fundraising Strategy to develop the Faculty of Medicine, including the university council president, sent a press release to the media and staff about a planned project to improve Sujinno Building’s facilities as it is rather dilapidated.
Bannakit Lojanaphiwat, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine said “Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital (Suandok Hospital) was first established in 1959 the while 15 stories Sujinno Building was built about 40 years ago, serving over one million patients a year. This initial budget for construction was raised by followers of the famous monk Luang Pu Waen Sujinno to commemorate his 90 years of age in 1978. His Majesty (former) King Bhumibol officially opened the building in 1985, after a few years’ operation. It is now in much need for upgrade. For example, various rooms including patient wards, operation rooms, an emergency ward, medical instruments, etc. are all in dire need of modernisation. With one billion baht, it will take three years, approximately, to bring the hospital to a satisfactory state.
The faculty is working with the Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission vis USSD system with a network of AIS, DTAC, True, My by Cat and TOT to receive donations as of now.
Those who want to help can press *948*0060*100# to donate (100 baht per one phone call) or transfer money via Siam Commercial Bank (Faculty of Medicine CMU branch) with account name โครงการปรับปรุงอาคารผู้ป่วย “สุจิณฺโณ” โรงพยาบาลมหาราชนครเชียงใหม่ (Project to improve Sujinno Building, Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital) account name 468-0-85999-6 (can be used for tax reduction.) For more information, phone Suandok foundation at 053-938400 and 053-935672 for public relations of the Faculty of Medicine, CMU.