Patcharaporn Protects her Rural Community from COVID-19
Patcharaporn, one of our Dream Scholars, is working as a healthcare officer in Mae Sariang. In the photos above, Patcharaporn is traveling to the most rural parts of her village to educate and treat villagers for COVID-19. Patcharaporn has provided treatment, COVID-19 tests, and vaccinations to these villagers that otherwise would not have access to medical aid due to geographical isolation. The COVID-19 pandemic has lasted for far longer than anyone expected, and healthcare workers around the globe continue to work tirelessly to protect their communities from this global threat. Patcharapon has provided us with a statement detailing how COVID-19 has impacted her and her work as a healthcare provider.
Letter From Patcharaporn
"COVID-19 has made my work very unpredictable. I constantly have to adapt and change my plan of work because I have to respond quickly when a positive case of COVID-19 is determined. Antivirus pills are delivered to many villagers and I have to give some advice to patients such as how to take them, and how to use a blood oxygen monitor. I have to stay away from my family and isolate myself because I am working at a high risk of COVID-19 infection. Moreover, I have to educate villagers about COVID-19 vaccines. Working during the pandemic is tiring, fearful, and difficult but I remain hopeful that the situation will get better soon."
Dream Scholar and Healthcare Worker