Prudential Thailand funded respiratory disease treatment unit opens at Vajira Hospital

Thursday 28 January 2021 15:38
"The Center treats patients with respiratory diseases, including COVID-19"
Prudential Thailand funded respiratory disease treatment unit opens at Vajira Hospital

From Left to Right:
Saipin Choaknumkij - Chief Government Relations Officer, Prudential Thailand
Pasalaree Theerasas - Chief Customer Officer, Prudential Thailand
Asst. Prof. Jakravoot Maneerit, M.D., Director, Vajira Hospital
Adisorn Sermchaiwong, Managing Director of TMBAM Eastspring and Thananchart Fund Eastspring

Prudential Life Assurance (Thailand) Public Company Limited ("Prudential Thailand") and Eastspring Investments, a leading Asia-based asset manager, donated 4.9 million baht as part of the Prudential COVID-19 Relief Fund to four hospitals namely; Golden Jubilee Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital of Mahidol University, Vajira Hospital, Hat Yai Hospital and Priest Hospital.

The donation contributes to the construction of Airborne Infectious Isolation Room (AIIR) and Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) Clinics in the four hospitals, providing medical treatment to patients with respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.

Following to the Golden Jubilee Medical Center which had completed the construction of ARI Clinic in October 2020, Vajira Hospital is the second hospital to have completed the construction. At the opening ceremony, senior leaders from Prudential Thailand including Pasalaree Theerasas, Chief Customer Officer, and Saipin Choaknumkij, Chief Government Relations Officer, together with Adisorn Sermchaiwong, Managing Director of TMBAM Eastspring and Thananchart Fund Eastspring, were welcomed by the executives of Vajira Hospital led by Asst. Prof. Jakravoot Maneerit, M.D., Director of Vajira Hospital and Asst. Prof. Anusang Chitsomkasem, M.D., Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Navamindradhiraj University.

The donation is part of the Prudential COVID-19 Relief Fund which provides financial support for communities and the volunteering efforts of its people in Asia, the US and Africa against COVID-19.

Pasalaree Theerasas, Chief Customer Officer of Prudential Thailand, said "There are rays of hope in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, however, it is important that we remain vigilant against potential outbreaks. With our 'We Do Health' spirit, Prudential Thailand is committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of the Thai people through supporting the building of medical infrastructure and service units against the pandemic. We are delighted to see the completion of the second of four primary healthcare facilities supported by the Prudential COVID-19 Relief Fund, and we hope they bring great benefits to the healthcare professionals and patients."

Mr. Adisorn Sermchaiwong, Chief Executive Officer of TMBAM Eastspring and Thananchart Fund Eastspring, the local asset managers of Eastspring Investments in Thailand, said, "The second wave of COVID-19 has reaffirmed our pledge to continuously support Prudential Thailand on the construction of the ARI and AIIR clinics for the four hospitals. To support Thais in leading better lives with "Good Health", we are committed to creating and managing fund products that help our customers generate "Good Wealth". We are pleased to support Prudential Thailand in this project and we believe this will help improve the well-being of our Thai people and accelerate the overall recovery of the Thai economy."

The treatment rooms at the other two hospitals - Hat Yai Hospital and Priest Hospital - are currently under construction and due to be completed by early 2021.

About Prudential Thailand
Prudential has operated in Thailand for more than 25 years through Prudential Life Assurance (Thailand) Public Company Limited. Prudential serves more than 1.6 million customers in Thailand and manages more than Thai Baht 112 billion of assets on their behalf. In 2019 the Thailand business grew IFRS operating profits by 8 per cent to USD 170 million and Life Weighted Premium by 8 per cent to USD 619 million. (31 December 2019 figures).

Source: Spark Communications