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Family appeals for help to bring back ill student from South Korea

national March 28, 2017 01:00

By Chompit Pinmuang
The Nation

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Relatives of 25-year-old female university graduate who is in a coma in a South Korean hospital after suffering a medical emergency, submitted a petition to Kalasin’s Dhamrongtham Centre on Monday, to get help to bring her back to Thailand for treatment.



Following the mysterious illness, Rapeeporn Nasaan, who recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, remains unconscious and in critical condition at a South Korean hospital.

Kalasin governor Natthaphat Suwanprateep has coordinated with the Foreign Affairs Ministry’s Consulate Department to provide initial aid, while locals in Kalasin were trying to raise funds to pay for her return trip. 

Rapeeporn’s grandfather Thongon Nongsoda, who is former kamnan of Tambon Nong Waeng in Somdet district, led 10 other relatives to submit the petition and attached documents for deputy provincial governor Mongkol Odthon at the Kalasin Dhamrongntham Centre on Monday.

Thongon said they wanted the centre to contact authorities to help bring Rapeeporn back, as well as provide assistance money to cover her medical bills in South Korea, which were as high as Bt200,000 a day. 

Mongkol said the province had initially contacted the South Korean Consulate in Thailand for help and was told that she remained in a critical condition and was placed under close surveillance. He said that anyone wishing to make a donation to help Rapeeporn could contact any Dhamrongtham Centre in their district.

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