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Comatose worker flown home from Taiwan

A Thai worker, who fell into a coma in Taiwan, has been flown back to his hometown in Udon Thani province, thanks to help from various authorities and Thai donors.

Chatchai Karidee, who worked at a perfume factory in Taiwan, developed serious health problems when he dived into a local canal to find something to eat earlier this year. Some parasites reportedly entered his body during the dive, and then his brain.
Initial diagnosis suggested that he might be comatose for the rest of his life. 
After Chatchai’s family in Thailand learned of his condition, it called on the Thai authorities and the Thai public to help. 
Labour Minister Police General Adul Sangsingkeo then instructed relevant authorities to bring Chatchai back to Thailand. 
Chatchai arrived back in Thailand on May 15. He was immediately taken to Rajavithi Hospital in Bangkok and then transferred to Ban Pheu Hospital in Udon Thani province on Saturday. 
“I am glad my son is back,” Chatchai’s mother Thongwon Kuridee said on Sunday. “I hope his condition will get better and better. Now, he can respond to us by blinking his eyes.”
Thongwon thanked the labour minister and all relevant officials who had helped bring her son back.
Udon Thani Governor Wattana Puttichart will today hand over cash raised through donations to Chatchai’s family.

Published : May 20, 2018

By : The Nation