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udon thani general hospital
I have in the past blithely quoted collections of “important telephone numbers” for Udon Thani that included mention of an Udon Thani General Hospital, but I am coming to wonder just what this hospital is? Refer to this collection of numbers at UdonMap that contains the following under Local Emergency Numbers:
Udon Thani General Hospital: 042-248-586
Yet UdonMap does not include any such hospital in its collection of 31 Hospitals and Clinics. None of the hospitals mentioned there has a telephone number ending in ‘586’ (nor even ‘888’ as UdonTalk below offers as an alternate number).
UdonTalk‘s Useful Numbers has a hospital with that same telephone number, but it is not referred to as “General Hospital:”
Udon Thani Hospital …. 042-24-8586, 042-348888
Or at least, it is not so identified in that particular batch of numbers — but it is in this UdonTalk post of Important + Useful Telephone Numbers In Thailand:
Udon Thani General Hospital…042-248-586
Why is there never an address for it?
BanDungLife uses the name “General Hospital” in its collection of Health Care numbers for Udon Thani:
Udon Thani General Hospital: 042-248-586
But again, no address.
However, note what is here at an Asian website called E-Guide-Books.com — scroll to the bottom of the page:
・Udon Thani Hospital
33 Pho Niyom, Ban Luam Tel:042-248-586
The telephone number now is coupled with an address, but for a hospital simply called Udon Thani Hospital. Alas, I did not find its map location particularly helpful （MAP-c B3）. Referring back to UdonMap‘s Hospitals and Clinics and the map there, I was unable to clearly narrow down any specific hospital to match.
But note what we have at this page of Udon Thani hospitals, clinics and Pharmacies at UdonMap:
4. Udon Thani Public Hospital
33 Pho Niyom, Ban Luam, Muang Udon Thani, Udon Thani 41000, Thailand
UdonMap now calls their “General Hospital” a “Public Hospital.”
So does Thailandee.com…but it offers a third and entirely different phone number from any yet seen: 042-325-999.
That is the same number given at Info UdonThani.com:
Udon Thani Public Hospital 33 Pho Niyom, Ban Luam 042 325999
It is so very irritating to be in far-off Canada, and unable to personally resolve this mystery. Could Udon Thani General or Public Hospital possibly be this place?
The website is here: UDonthani Hospital. Absolutely everything on that website is in Thai — even what I think must be the address:
I finally did locate information about the hospital in a January 11, 2009, post on a blog called Allen’s World:
Udonthani General Hospital is similar to a county hospital in the United States. The farmers of Isaan go to that hospital because they do not have good medical insurance….
Udonthani has five hospitals – one Army, three private, and one public. Udonthani General hospital is the public hospital.
Udonthani General Hospital is located across from the park in central Udonthani. The hospital is located on one of the main 4 lane divided streets in the city. The far side of the street is bordered by the park, a sidewalk, and a lane of pull up parking….
Udonthani General Hospital is a large complex of three story concrete structures reminiscent of 1960’s era urban school architecture in the United States. It is apparent that there was little advance planning in developing the hospital site. Buildings were shoe horned into the restricted sight as their need was identified. Each building is connected to others through a maze of open sided covered walkways. The combination of walkways and cantilevered balconies of each building creates many sheltered areas at ground level. Some of the sheltered areas have been turned into gardens with plants and benches along the edges. The other sheltered areas have been paved over with concrete.
The paved sheltered areas were occupied by many people. The people of Isaan who use Udonthani General Hospital are typically poor people from the outlying farming regions. There is no Ronald McDonald House for relatives of patients to stay at while their loved one is being treated. Transportation to and from the hospital is difficult and not convenient – pickup truck – up to 10 people per vehicle. No problem. The people of Isaan spend much of their time outdoors. So it is at the hospital. In the sheltered area families set up their sahts (woven reed mats) and camp out for the duration of their loved one’s stay. Atop the sahts, they place their woven baskets of sticky rice, plastic bags of other Lao food, plastic bottles of water, plastic bags of clothing, and plastic bags stuffed with blankets….
There were not any elevators in the hospital. Access to the upper levels is by stairs or ramps. Since the ramps were congested with patients being transferred in wheelchairs or gurneys, we used the stairs.
And I think I will cease my sleuthing with that!
Whether the video below relates very much, I cannot say.
Please note that I am editing this post on July 30 (2012) — here are a few Udon Thani hospital-related references:
BGH recently bought a 120-bed hospital in Udon Thani, Northeast Thailand, for THB500m; it will be spending another THB350m on capex. It is renovating the hospital now and plans to open it in Dec 12. BGH is also building a …
Publish Date: 07/27/2012 12:03
Nong Khai Wattana Hospitalin Nong Khai can handle most simple medical procedures, while in Udonthani, AEK International Hospital and North Eastern Wattana General Hospital have better facilities and English-speaking …
Publish Date: 06/03/2012 21:45
The three hospitals are Kamalasai Hospital in Kalasin, Udon Thani General Hospital and Thong Saeng Khan in Uttaradit. Pseudoephedrine tablets are used as a reactant to make amphetamines. Many cases of their …
Publish Date: 04/12/2012 19:29
Those involved could be charged with drugrelated offences once more evidence against them was gathered in the next round of interviews, he said. The three hospitals are Udon Thani General Hospital, Thong Saen Khan …
Publish Date: 04/10/2012 14:06
“There are links between the case at Kamalasai Hospital and Udon Thani General Hospital, where staff found involved will be facing seizures of their assets,” said Songkhram Khamtonwong, a senior Office of Narcotics …
Publish Date: 03/30/2012 11:03
Doctors at Udon Thani General Hospital said his condition began dete?riorating at 2.49am yesterday and his heartbeat dropped at 3.40am. He passed away at 3.53am, when his heart and respiration stopped. He had suffered …
Publish Date: 01/30/2011 19:30
“We have found that he has also held shares in Udon Thani Hospital’s Co-operative, and they are worth more than Bt3 million,” Udon Thani police station superintendent Colonel Kowit Jarernwattanasak said yesterday. Somchai Bhaesaj pharmacy, which was … Kalasin police chief Pol Maj-General Kanisorn Noynart said evidence clearly suggested that officials responsible for medicine inventory must have been involved. “But we have to determine which ones,” he …
Publish Date: 03/16/2012 13:46
Rotarians and Rotary Anns were also present together with the general public for a round of aerobic exercises early in the morning. 2. 25.09.11 – Our Club Patron YTM Tunku … 22.06.12 – Completed TRF Matching Grant Project # 76364 that provided kidney dialysis machines to Udonthani Province Hospital with our sister club RC Udonthani, RI District 3340 Thailand as the international partner sponsor contributing USD$2000.00. PE KL Lee and Rotary Ann Agnes …
Publish Date: 07/08/2012 19:25
Udon Thani Hospital has submitted the results of an internal investigation to the provincial civil service committee, which is expected to result in a senior official being penalised. The results of internal investigations by …
Publish Date: 03/19/2012 13:35
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