Surgery Team’s 15-year Effort to Heal Children’s Hearts

January 08, 2020

Surgery Team’s 15-year Effort to Heal Children’s Hearts

Fulfilling its community responsibilities has been a guiding principle from Bumrungrad Hospital’s early beginnings. After all, the Thai word bumrungrad means ‘caring for the community’.

That principle is embodied through the efforts of Bumrungrad physicians, medical staff and company employees, who donate their personal time and resources to support a wide range of community service initiatives and charitable projects — including Rak Jai Thai (Healing Hearts), a charity program that provides free heart surgeries to underprivileged Thai children and young adults born with congenital heart disease.

Dr. Preecha Laohakunakorn has been donating his days off since Rak Jai Thai’s inception 15 years ago. Healthpoint recently sat down with the pediatric cardiologist to discuss the program and learn about how it began.

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