Disabled to benefit from birthday project

Disabled to benefit from birthday project

Disabled to benefit from birthday project
At Sanam Luang in Bangkok, wheelchairs are provided for customers who are handicapped. ( Photo: Chanat Katanyu )

The Social Development and Human Security Ministry has made an announcement regarding its initiative to honor His Majesty the King’s 72nd day.

Minister Varawut Silpa-Archa announced that the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities ( DEP ) will provide 72, 000 sets of equipment to assist people with disabilities.

The initiative is part of the administration’s plan to enjoy the 6th period birthday celebration of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua, who was born on July 28, 1952.

According to Mr. Varawut, the job is in line with Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin’s news to celebrate the occasion on May 9.

These aim to improve the environment and people’s life, such as growing 72 million trees global, building 72 pools to address water scarcity for use, and renovating 72 royal facilities and primary care products to improve their health services.

Mr. Varawut claimed that the government has contacted regional authorities and has contacted them to request information from them about the requirements of people with disabilities in their communities. The provincial governors will then send the information to the department.

The requirements may be chairs, artificial legs, stick legs or walking sticks.

The government aims to give 72, 000 things to the impaired nationwide, he said.

It also intends to use its expertise of the Royal Volunteers Operation Centre’s training programs and royal projects to further develop its 43 self-development centers and distribute those royal effort projects to the general public, according to Mr. Varawut.

In a different way, he also addressed the issue of the growing population crises, where there are more senior citizens in Thailand and fewer women who are still in good health.

Mr. Varawut claimed that Thailand currently embodies the stereotype of an aged society, with about 20 % of its population over the age of 60, or about 13.06 million of the 66 million people.

The country reported about 510, 000 children next year. By 2033, it is expected to possess 18.38 million older people, or 28 % of the entire community, he said, adding that would render it a&nbsp,” super- age” community.

As the number of persons of working age winds down, it may place more of a burden on the labor, he said.

The government intends to handle the populace crisis. One approach is to enable older individuals by keeping them healthy for longer and making steps to stop them from getting sick so quickly, as well as promote positions that employ senior citizens and advance their technical skills.