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Australia assists Thai radio health clinics



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AUSTRALIA ASSISTS THAI RADIO HEALTH CLINICS

Australia will provide additional radio equipment to Thailand to expand the Princess Mother's Volunteer Medical Health Clinics, which Australia has supported since 1973-

Voluntary medical units were set up in 1969 under the patronage of Thailand's Princess Mother to improve medical facilities in outlying areas of Thailand.

In 1973, in response to a Thai request, Australia agreed to provide 14 ambulances, a number of radio transceivers and ancillary equipment to help establish the voluntary radio clinics to serve large numbers of people living in border areas and relatively

inaccessible villages of Thailand. Australia was now responding to a further request for radio equipment, to assist in an expansion of the existing network of health clinics. ·

Australia will supply an additional 114 transceivers and ancillary equipment at a total estimated cost of $360,000.