For 6 consecutive years, the Vichai Srivaddhanaphrabha Foundation
creates miracles in saving newborns

Being hospitals in rural, remote regions, these medical institutions continually encounter the problem of  limited medical equipment. The Vichai Srivaddhanaphrabha Foundation envisions the necessity of effective treatment for patients, so in adhering to the commitment of endless giving, it has continued the tradition of giving as inspired by Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaphrabha, the Foundation creator, who saw the importance of healthcare and suitable medical facilities. The donation ensures the “opportunity” for newborns to be kept alive and warm. The activity of “the power of Thais, the power for life”, is realised through the donations of neonatal incubators to deprived hospitals. This year marks the 6th consecutive occasion, and the 5th anniversary of the late Khun Vichai. The operations under this concept have brought about the donations of 80 newborn incubators in total to 80 hospitals in need throughout the country. More than 1,000 high-risk infants with short and long-term developmental challenges have been saved, through immediate and proper care. These infants have grown into strong children, with adequately proper quality of life.


For the current year of 2023, under the project “the Power of Thais, the Power for Life”, the Foundation has donated newborn incubators to 10 deprived district hospitals. The event was kindly presided over by Khun Aimon Srivaddhanaprabha, President of the Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Foundation. Present at the ceremony were representatives of the Nong Sua Hospital, in Pathum Thani, Krathumbaen Hospital, Samut Sakhon, Bangbuathong Hospital, Nonthaburi, Banglen Hospital, Nakhon Pathom, Khok Samrong Hospital, Lopburi, Nong Khae Hospital, Saraburi, Tha Rua Hospital, Ayutthaya, H.R.H The Princess Mother’s Centenary Celebrations Hospital, Nakhon Ratchasima, Ratchasan Hospital, Cha Choeng Sao, and Somdet Phra Phutthaloetla Hospital, Samut Songkhram. Also present at the event were committee members of the Foundation– Khun Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, Khun Voramas Srivaddhanaprabha, Khun Apichet Srivaddhanaprabha and Khun Aroonroong Srivaddhanaprabha. The ceremony took place in the presence of doctors and nurses at King Power Rangnam.


Khun Siriporn Indharit, Head Nurse of Nong Sua Hospital, Pathumthani said, “The Hospital is deeply grateful for the Foundation’s donation of the incubator.  We have been using an incubator for low-birth-weight newborns and premature babies with the inability to regulate their own temperature like normal infants.  This incubator facility helps provide proper environment and temperature for the babies, while also preventing unforeseen complications like hypoglycemia, ketoacidosis, and hypoxemia. Our old incubator has been in service for over 10 years and now needs to be reconditioned for maximum benefit.   We are well aware that high risk babies are critically dependent on this equipment, so, with this new one that the Foundation has kindly donated, it should help promote efficiency in baby healthcare and reduce the necessity for patient transfer, while augmenting the hospital’s operational efficiency.


In addition, Khun Renu Boonlom, Nong Khae Hospital’s Registered Nurse, Senior Professional Level, representative of one of the hospitals which received an incubator, said “The Nong Khae Hospital is a 60-bed hospital, situated about 20 kilometres from the city centre of Saraburi.  We carry about 10 newborns each month and have but one stationary incubator, which has served us for more than 28 years.  With the machine which has exceeded its lifespan, it needs to always be plugged in for use, as the capacity of its built-in batteries is on the decline.  Now that we have a new incubator, which is portable, it has made it much more convenient to use.  For this past month, we have dealt with as many as three cases of high-risk newborns.   Another case is a low-birth-weight baby of less than 1800 grammes.  We can now witness an increased survival rate for premature babies and of course we wish to see them grow up to be healthy, strong children.   On behalf of the Hospital, I would like to thank the Foundation, who kindly donated the incubator.  It will definitely help our medical team foster special, appropriate care for premature births.  And most importantly, a larger number of infants hopefully will be saved.


The Srivaddhanaprabha Foundation’s project “the Power of Thais, the Power for Life”, with incubator donations, constantly proceeds in accomplishing miracles in high-risk newborns.  We hope to see these infants grow up to be healthy children and strong members of our society.