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Office of Labour Affairs in South Korea visits Thai patient in Bucheon

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On 5 January, 2011, Mrs. Wannaporn Chu-umnart, Minister Counsellor (Labour), visited Mr. Panu Nammoonsin, a Thai worker with cardiac enlargement disease, at PRIMO Hospital in Bucheon, South Korea. She also discussed with Mr. Shin Ju Yong, his doctor, and Ms. Jeon Mi Jin, chief of accounting division, asking them to give him support, as well as his wife to boost her morale.


Mr. Panu slipped in a worker accommodation, where he lives at, while he was not at work. The disease could cause brain damage and Labour Section, as an interpreter, asked the doctor and his employer to give him support until his condition improves and he is able to go back to Thailand. It also gave him support on visa extension; while his employer will take care of all medical expense, travel expense, and household expense while he is at the hospital.