Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) recently attended the Presentation Ceremony of the Princess Srinagarindra Award 2016 and 2017 at the Chakri Throne Hall, the Royal Grand Palace.
The Princess Srinagarindra Award 2016 and 2017, was preside over by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, and is conferred annually upon an individual or group of registered nurses and/or registered midwives who have made a significant contribution, though direct care, research, education or management, within the nursing profession and/or for the development of the nursing profession.
In 2016, Miss Xinjuan Wu (third from left), Director of the Nursing Department of Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH), from the People’s Republic of China has been selected as a recipient of the Princess Srinagarindra Award for the year 2016 by the Board of Trustees of the Foundation. Miss Wu has made a great contribution to the development of nursing and the health care system in the People’s Republic of China. The most impressive, outstanding achievement of Ms. WU occurred during the SARS epidemic in 2003. She led the team to take effective procedures to prevent the spread of the infection and implement efficacious nursing care for the patients. She also volunteered to work in the SARS Intensive Care Unit to take direct care of severely ill patients. Her knowledge and vigilance helped ensure more than 300 patients with SARS got appropriate care and that there was no cross-infection among all nurses working with these patients.
For Princess Srinagarindra Award 2017, Professor Emeritus Dr. Euisook Kim (fourth from left) from the Republic of Korea has been selected as a recipient from a list of nominees who are registered nurses and midwives from all around the World. Dr. Kim was the first Korean nurse to gain a doctoral degree in nursing science. She is a distinguished pioneer in nursing education and research in the Republic of Korea, and an exceptional leader in health policy at both national and international levels. She has contributed to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in the area of mother and child in many low socio-economic countries in Africa. Currently, Dr. KIM is a Professor Emeritus at Yonsei University College of Nursing, Seoul, and Chairman for the Global Korean Nursing Foundation.
Attending the Award Presentation and interview were Mr. Danuj Bunnag, (second from right), THAI Advisor to the President, Associate Professor Dr. Tassana Boontong (second from left), Vice President of the Princess Srinagarindra Award Foundation under the Royal Patronage and Mrs. Nathaya Beokhaimook (first from left), THAI Vice President, VVIP/VIP Travel Management and Planning Department.