KKU Radio for the Community presents a program on KKU researches on cannabis sets up a Cannabis Institute

November 26, 2020 – Asst. Prof. Dr. Chanon Lapjitr, Head of Cannabis Research Project for Medicine and Related Industries, Cannabis Institute, Khon Kaen University broadcast at the Khon Kaen Radion for the Community. The research on cannabis for medical and industrial purposes was presented, which answers the Government’s policy.

Asst. Prof. Dr. Chanon Lapjitr revealed in the program that for the beginning marijuana is still a narcotic drug of Category 5 according to Thai law. This means people in general cannot grow it or consume it. This will be against the law and also dangerous to the health. However, there has been a tendency recently for the use of marijuana and cannabis as the medicine to treat some diseases such as cancer, epilepsy, insomnia and migraine. Many groups of people have come out to voice for the legal use of cannabis. This is the background behind the intensive study on marijuana. The government assigns academic potential institutions to conduct research on it. Khon Kaen University is one among these institutions that has been granted some fund to carry out the research on the use for medical purposes. Collaboration has been made among 5 faculties of Khon Kaen University, namely Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Science and Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The research is on growing, selecting the varieties, extracting important matters from both marijuana and cannabis, and testing the use in both people and animals. In the future, Faculty of Architecture, Faculty of Technology and Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts will join. Presently, the plantation is under the responsibilities of the Cannabis Research Institute of KKU, which is situated at the Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture. The first bunches of cannabis were cut on November 4, 2020, with Dr. Narongchai Akrasanee, President of KKU Councitl coming to presided over the opening event.

The operational plan of the Cannabis Research Institute includes research for utilization of cannabis and to promote farmers to set up a community enterprise that grow cannabis according to the agreed standards. The produce will then be sent to the institute to extract the oil. The farmers will thus be promoted in adding incomes. There has already been a community enterprise at Ban Saengchan, Nampong District, Khon Kaen, which made a study trip to the institute and signed a contract with the institute to cultivate cannabis for the research purpose. Other community enterprises wanting to make such study trip can contact the Office of the Cannabis Research Institute, Division of Research Administration, Khon Kaen University at Tel. 043-203176  e-mail: inforad.kku@gmail.com

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News: Chutinan Phanjarung

 

 

 

QSHC rehearses the procedure taken in being reported of a lost child at the Children OPD

By Surapong Kingkaew

QSHC – Rehearsal of the procedure taken in being reported of a lost child at the Children OPD

December 3, 2020 at Children OPD, Queen Sirikit Heart Center – A simulated event of receiving a report on a case of a child getting lost from their parents at the Pediatric Heart Clinic of Queen Sirikit Heart Center. After the parent informed the unit with description of the lost child, the officer would announce through the internal loudspeaker with a Code Pink (an emergency practice for a child loss case). Then the safeguard team will radio-call the guards at different points around the building to find the child. The parents will be taken to watch the CCTV that is installed everywhere until the child is located.

Code pink rehearsal (an emergency practice for a child loss case) was performed in order to revise the procedures taken in the safety precaution operations of related officers, so that they are clear of the steps and bring the problems and obstacles to improve their working efficiency. This will make clients and those visiting the hospital feel confident. The rehearsal is also a part of preparation for JCI assessment.

 

By Chutinan Phanjarung

[Thai]