Asia’s leading hospital for comprehensive kidney care
and has been in operation since September 2012.
The Kidney Institute provides a full range of healthcare
services, including general screening for kidney disease,
high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes.
The hospital also provides arteriovenous graft surgery
and gallbladder surgery using a laparoscope for patients
with cholecystitis who are awaiting a kidney transplant.
The hospital is fully equipped with modern, cuttingedge
equipment, including specialized medical teams
and highly experienced nurses. Besides providing
treatment to patients with kidney diseases, the Kidney
Institute also provides general medicine treatment
and conducts research on the prevention of chronic
renal failure as well as providing knowledge to patients
to better understand the symptoms, so they may
have a better quality of life. The Kidney Institute also
organizes a project to raise awareness on prevention,
treatment, and health care tips for the public every
three months. The project has been well received. In
2019, the Kidney Institute and the Thai Nephrology
Nurses Society (TNNS) organized a conference titled
“Comprehensive Care in Hemodialysis Patients” for nephrology nurses. Currently, the Kidney Institute has successfully transplanted kidneys for 27 patients with donated kidneys, 13 of which received kidneys from living donors and 14 from deceased donors. These donations were coordinated by the Thai Red Cross, and the surgery results were successful in all cases, making the patients fully satisfied.
In addition, in 2019, the Kidney Institute signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on academic cooperation with Rajavithi Hospital, Department of Medical Services and the Chulabhorn Royal Academy to promote, support, co-develop and collaborate to improve medical and public health services, including conducting research, managing medical and public health studies in related disciplines, as well as developing and enhancing the capabilities of medical and public health personnel.
In 2016, Grand Royal Group International Company Limited (GRG), a subsidiary of ThaiBev, opened a community health clinic in Hmawbi, Yangon, Myanmar, near the GRG’s factory. The goal is to improve the quality of life and health of communities in the surrounding areas. GRG sponsored the construction of the clinic as well as provided free medical treatment and care. Before building the clinic, GRG consulted with local communities, and collaborated with local experts to identify various health needs. The company also assessed people’s lifestyles in order to provide the best public health services and benefits to the community.
Since the health clinic was established, GRG has supported more than 100 million Kyats, approximately 20 million baht. It also has covered expenses for doctors, nurses, and medicines amounting to more than 18 million Kyats per year (approximately 360,000 baht). Currently, the clinic can treat more than 920 households, or 3,800 people from three villages in Hmawbi. It has treated more than 2,900 people with mild symptoms (such as flu and insect bites) and has reduced the risk of illness in the community by 70 percent.
On the occasion of its15th anniversary, ThaiBev donated 15 million baht to the “Kao Khon La Kao” charity run project to raise funds for medical equipment for the Navamindrapobitr 84th Anniversary Building, the last building of Siriraj Hospital that His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great graciously granted the name. One million baht was donated to the Queen Sirikit Center for Breast Cancer Foundation Under Royal Patronage.
The establishment of this project was inspired by the determination of Khun Charoen and Khunying Wanna Sirivadhanabhakdi, who said that “Thai people can support each other”, to help and be a part of the promotion of health-related quality of life for members of communities around the factories in Kamphaeng Phet province and nearby provinces. In addition to providing medical services, the project also has a mobile medical unit to assist and provide free treatment and care for people in nearby areas on an ongoing basis every year.