National Nurses' Day in Thailand
National Nurses' Day in Thailand is held on October 21. This event in the third decade of the month October is annual. Help us
The National Nurses Day in Thailand is annually celebrated on October 21 to commemorate the birthday of Her Royal Highness Princess Srinagarindra (Sangwan Talapat), the Princess Grandmother who greatly contributed to nursing profession. Princess Srinagarindra was born on 21 October 1900, in Nonthaburi province Her Royal Highness Princess Srinagarindra had improved the nursing profession and National Thai Health System throughout her life.
In1974, the Princess Grandmother established the Princess Motherís Medical Volunteer Foundation with the first royal endowment of one million Bath. In 1986, specialized medical services projects were initiated to provide medical/surgical care for patients with cataract, cleft lip and cleft palate, congenital heart disease, impacted tooth, and those in need of prosthetic/orthotic services. In 1992, the Princess Grandmother donated her private funds of 500,000 Bath to establish the Artificial Legs Foundation and HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana also donated another 75,000 Baht to produce/provide artificial legs for poor people with free of charge regardless of race and religious belief.
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