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Cabinet earmarks larger budget for health volunteers as PM hails ‘Auntie Dee’ for her first-aid knowledge

Sep 21. 2020
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By The Nation

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha applauded Nalinee “Auntie Dee” Noodee for having the presence of mind to provide immediate aid and save a person who had been electrocuted.

Meanwhile, the Cabinet agreed to allocate more funds for village and Bangkok health volunteer organisations.

In a Facebook post, the premier said Nalinee had used her knowledge as a village health volunteer to provide CPR to the victim until he gained consciousness before having the patient delivered to hospital.

Nalinee reportedly worked as a village health volunteer for four years and also worked with a local Red Cross operation.

Meanwhile, the Cabinet has decided to allocate Bt3.6 billion of the Public Health Ministry’s Bt45-billion loan to health volunteer organisations in villages as well as in Bangkok.

The volunteers will be paid Bt4,500, which will cover a Bt500 subsidy per month from March to September and another Bt1,000 for medical expenses in September.

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