Prince of Songkla Uni aims for Andaman medical hub status with new service centre
Prince of Songkla University Phuket Campus has opened a medical technology service centre as the first step to becoming an international medical hub in the Andaman.
Phuket Campus vice president Assoc Prof Dr Pun Thongchumnum said the centre has been set up to provide various medical services, such as laboratory tests, medical screening and advice for citizens and tourists alike.
He said the centre would be a learning facility for students as well as those who are interested.
“This move aims to enable people in Phuket and the Andaman Sea coast to seek medical services and promote medical tourism among foreign tourists,” he said, adding that the centre will help boost the economy under the Phuket Sandbox project scheduled to launch on July 1.
He said the centre would initially focus on providing Covid-19 tests, medical screening and annual physical exams, such as tests for blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
“We hope the centre will promote Phuket as an international medical hub on the Andaman Sea coast,” he added.