Family of heat-stroke victim donates B200k to Vachira Phuket Hospital

PHUKET: The family of a senior Bangkok official who died from severe heat stroke after leaping into a Krabi hot spring in April has donated 200,000 baht to Vachira Phuket Hospital in honor of their loved one.

Somkiat Phatkhun, the deputy director of the Training and Development Institute at the Office of the Attorney General in Bangkok, was on vacation with his wife when the accident occurred (story here).

“He suffered severe heat stroke from plunging into a hot spring at Huai Nam Khao in Khlong Thom, Krabi, on April 13,” said Jessada Chungpaibulpatana, director of Vachira Phuket Hospital (story here).

“Overcome by the heat, he passed out and the heat stroke triggered organ failures, specifically of his kidneys and liver.”

Mr Somkiet’s wife, Siriwan Supachaisakorn, made the 200,000-baht donation to the hospital on Monday.

“Vachira doctors and nurses are excellent. They worked hard to save Somkiet. This donation is dedicated to Somkiet and to support the Luang Phor Cham building fund,” said Mrs Siriwan.

Construction on the building started in 2010 in honor of well-known and beloved monk Luang Phor Cham, who passed away in 1908*.

*The original report stated that Luang Phor Cham passed away in 2006. The error is regretted.

— Thanaphon Phromthong

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