For the occasions of Bumrungrad’s 42nd
anniversary and National Nurses Day, Most Ven. Prof. Dr. Phra Dhammavatjarabundit, President of Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, has granted Dr. Chatchai Yachantha, Chief Patient Experience Officer of Bumrungrad International Hospital, to lead a Bumrungrad volunteer team, including nurses, medical personnel, and staff to offer Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations and lunch to monks studying at the University.
Buddhist monks from all over the world come to study at Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, located in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya. The university, and temple, accepted the vaccines to help monks increase their immunity to reduce the risk of infection or severe symptoms caused by COVID-19, as they are at heightened risk due to their interaction with people who come to give offerings.
The volunteers also provided instructions to both monks and visitors on how to practice strict safety measures, including wearing masks, washing their hands regularly, refraining from assembling in large groups, and maintaining social distancing. However, monks over 60 years old and those who have one of the “7 chronic diseases” are especially at risk for experiencing severe symptoms of COVID-19.