KKU clears out the rumor which blame the cheer activity as a cause to make a student pass out, saying the incident has nothing to do with the cheer while insisting that student care system has been closely monitored. The incident calls for close attention from parents on their children health.
Following the August 6th coverage on online media relating to the passing out of a student, which may cause some concern among the parents and the public, KKU news has the following explanations from Assoc. Prof. Piansak Pakdee, a Vice President for Student Development and Nongkhai Campus.
On August 5, 2019, there was an incident when a KKU student went unconscious during a sport training as a preparation for the university freshman sport competition which will take place between 24-31 August. The student was admitted to Srinagarind Hospital as referred to in online coverage on August 6. Obviously, the incident was not related to a freshmen welcome activity. The new student sport competition is organized by student unions from each faculty. The sport men are new students who have to attend training under a closed-up supervision of the elder students and teacher coaches. It is regulated that the students inform to the staff about their health restrictions prior to the training. The student who passed out insisted that he was fit for the training without telling other staff about his health problem. Below are the commitments and the measures that were exercised at the incident.
- Once the incident was observed, the related parties did not delay to call for professional assistance from the medical care unit from Srinagarind Hospital where the passing out student was later admitted to. The student was diagnosed with a heart problem and was then transferred to Queen Sirikit Heart Center of the Northeast. The case is now under intensive care and is advised to not exceed his limit when exercising, close notice on one’s own health condition when exercising is strongly recommended.
- The administrators have advised to the teacher and student coaches that health screen be performed prior to the training. The new student sport is an annual athletic culture aiming particularly to establish harmony among the new students rather than to win against other. Based on this philosophy, the sport training is conducted with a safety concept rather than to over push students into excessive building of the physical strength.
Listed below are four KKU medical care centers at which all KKU students can obtain health service against the clock.
1) Student Health Care Center, located at a building behind the university’s Food Center (Complex), Service Hours: 08.00-20.00 (Monday to Friday), with shifting doctors
2) 123 Health Center, behind the 8 dormitory, Service Hours: 08.00-20.00 (Monday to Friday), with shifting doctors
3) Samliam Health Center, Samlian Community, behind Bangkok Hospital. Open Monday to Friday from 08.00-20.00 with doctors. Weekends and holidays service is available from 08.00 – 16.00 pm. Wihout doctors.
4) Srinagarind Hospital, for emergency service after 20.00 pm. Emergency Call: 1669 and Tel. number 043363714.
5) KKU students are advised to transfer their health service (gold card) to Srigarind Hospital to obtain medical treatment through their course of study at KKU. The students are assured to obtained optimal health service from the hospital.
To transfer their health care service to Srinagarind Hospital, the student should fill the form available at the Health Center behind Complex or at 123 Health Center from 08.00-20.00.
Note 1: More information about KKU student development contact Student Union at: 043 202 356 Ext. 45553.
Note 2: Inquiries about students’ health service contact KKU Health Center at: 043 – 203454. Internal number: 44894-5
Note 3: Consult the attached brochure for more information about KKU health care system.
[ Thai ]