Premedic students visit to Mae Ai
Six medical students from Bangkok Patana International School visited Mae Ai on a week's orientation course. They were accommodated at the Mae Kok River Village Resort in Thaton. The students were there to gain first hand experience of medical work in a rural environment.
The management of the resort had asked if Rejoice could introduce the group to the doctors and nurses at both Mae Ai Hospital and Chiang Dao Hospital.
On the Tuesday, together with Rejoice, the students visited Chiang Dao hospital where they attended a presentation given by the HIV head nurse, Suchada Ayuman on the various aspects of HIV and the complexity of treating the many widespread ethnic groups living with HIV. Later they met with the HIV volunteers and helped in making small candles which will be sold for the LoyKrathong Festival in November. The proceeds of the sale will be used to provide food and refreshments for the HIV patients when they attend the hospital for special meetings.
On Friday at Mae Ai, the students were given a tour of the small rural hospital and then Rejoice, together with the HIV healthcare volunteers from Mae Ai, organised home care visits to two homes close to the village of Thaton. In Chiang Dao home care visits were made to three homes in three separate villages.
The students were staying at the Mae Kok River Village Resort in Thaton on the Northern Myanmar/Thai border. A wonderful luxurious resort with an Outdoor Education Centre. More information about the Resort and Education Centre can be found on the following website;