Connect with us

North East

Staff at Khon Kaen hospital call for transferred director to be reinstated



PHOTO: Permanent Secretary for Public Health, Sukum Kanjanapimai - Thai PBS World

Following the transfer of Dr. Charnchai Chanvorachaikul, a former director at Khon Kaen hospital, in north-east Thailand, staff at the hospital are demanding their boss be reinstated in his role. Dr. Charnchai was transferred to the eastern province of Chanthaburi province amid, so far, unsubstantiated allegations of corruption. He has consistently denied the allegation that he accepted bribes from a drugs company or that there were any discrepancies in how donations raised by Thai singer/celebrity and runner ‘Toon Body Slam’ were accounted for.

Now a report in Nation Thailand says his former staff are insisting he be allowed to return, as they do not trust the findings of the Public Health Ministry’s investigation. Yesterday, a peaceful protest took place at the hospital, led by Dr. Kanokwan Sriruksa, who thanked Dr. Kriangsak Watcharanukulkiat, who had been transferred from Chanthaburi to replace Dr. Charnchai. He has now resigned.

Dr. Kanokwan says the hospital staff are not in any way trying to get rid of Dr. Kriangsak, but that they disagree with how he was appointed by the Public Health Ministry as part of the transfer of Dr. Charnchai, which they insist was unjustified.

“Even though Dr. Kriangsak has resigned, he had been placed through an order from the Public Health Ministry’s permanent secretary. We are also dissatisfied with the fact that the chief investigator is an associate of Dr. Kriangsak. If the ministry has problems finding proper investigators, then it should consider handing the case over to one of the national graft bodies or to the Department of Special Investigation.”

It’s understood Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul will appoint a successor to Dr. Kriangsak.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

Staff at Khon Kaen hospital call for transferred director to be reinstated | News by Thaiger

PHOTO: Nation Thailand


Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

A seasoned writer, with a degree in Creative Writing. Over ten years' experience in producing blog and magazine articles, news reports and website content.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Visa6 hours ago

CCSA to consider extending Thailand tourist visa to 45 days

Bangkok6 hours ago

Man caught taking drugs inside a Bangkok police booth didn’t give a crap

Thailand6 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Thailand no longer considers Covid “dangerous infectious disease” 

Sponsored14 hours ago

Enjoy a splashing time and immerse yourself in Thai Mythology in Andamanda Phuket

Crime6 hours ago

Wife says boss of Mountain B in Pattaya is ‘not a villain’

Crime7 hours ago

Policeman poses as Buddhist monk to trick drug dealers in central Thailand

Travel7 hours ago

Stress-free travel with AXA Travel Insurance

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Guides7 hours ago

Mother’s Day in Thailand 2022: 5 fun ways to pamper your mom

Thailand7 hours ago

Thai minister insists minimum wage increase is not electioneering

Bangkok8 hours ago

Swedish Embassy hailed for giving 6-month parental leave to Thai staff

Travel9 hours ago

Everything you need to know about the Bangkok Skytrain (BTS)

Environment9 hours ago

PM warns Thailand to brace itself for potential flooding

Travel10 hours ago

Watch Koh Samui’s magical sunset from these sunset bars

Thailand10 hours ago

Local hero predicts building collapse, saves countless lives in eastern Thailand

Phuket10 hours ago

9 year old boy kills a 7 year old girl with a police pistol in Phuket

Press Room11 hours ago

Southeast Asia’s sauciest tech event, Techsauce Global Summit to return to Bangkok in physical form

Thailand11 months ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism1 year ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism1 year ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism1 year ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11