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HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn opens new medical facilities at Siriraj Hospital


          On August 11, 2011, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presided over the opening ceremony of Srisavarinthira Building and Kalayaniwattana Hemodialysis Center at Siriraj Hospital. Mahidol Universityís top executives led by University President Clin. Prof. Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn, Clin. Prof. Teerawat Kulthanan, dean of Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, and members of the committee overseeing the construction were in attendance.


         The six-story Srisavarinthira Building, erected to replace the former Physiology Building, houses animal housing rooms for science education, meeting rooms, lecture rooms and laboratories. The central laboratory on the fifth floor is used for integrated education for medical students by Physiology, Biochemistry and Anatomy departments. The lab is equipped with laboratory instruments and tools of latest technology such as PowerLab, digital physiological recording and output devices, a microscope and a computer for each student. The gross anatomy lab on the fourth floor provides a learning environment for medical students to study the complex bodily structure of human body through dissection of donated cadavers. To maximize interactive experience between students and instructors over the labís large space, each dissection table is connected to a computer-assisted audio-visual system. A standard ventilation and exhaust system is installed to minimize lab usersí exposure to formalin.

         Kalayaniwattana Hemodialysis is housed in a new one-story building near Dormitory Building B. The facility, which has superseded Kalayaniwattana Ward at Mahidol Waranussorn Building, is made up of four wards, each of which accommodates six beds for patients. The center offers dialysis to patients using dialyzers to remove waste products from their bodies to restore the balance of water, minerals and acid-base ions with an aim to reduce the incidence and mortality rates and to improve the quality of life for them. The center opens from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and treats patients in three rounds or a total of 72 patients a day.         

Post Date : August 17, 2011

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