MG No. 71512 – Inburi Hospital, Singburi. Dental Equipment.
We provided 1 Dental Unit with complete accessories to Inburi Hospital in Singburi Province, Thailand. Singburi province is about 170 kilometers north of Bangkok.
Inburi Hospital is a 200-bed public hospital. They had 3 Dental Units which were rather old and broke down quite often. The hospital is asked to give dental-care services to about 50 patients daily, so they needed more dental units. The hospital approached the Rotary Club of Singburi for the donation of one dental unit. With one additional unit, the hospital can provide better health-care services to the poor rural people in Singburi.
The total cost of this Matching Grant project was US$16,667
This Matching Grant was entered into by the Rotary Club of Bruxelles-Vesale, who coordinated the project internationally, and the Rotary Club of Bangkok South, who coordinated the project locally.
The contributions were as follows:
– Rotary Club of Singburi (Thailand) US$ 1,060
– Rotary Club of Singburi Veerachon (Thailand) US$ 1,060
– Rotary Club of Bangkok South (Thailand) US$ 5,599
– District Designated Funds from District 3350 (Thailand) US$ 2,800
– Rotary Club of Bruxelles-Vesale (Belgium) US$ 3,843
– District Designated Funds from District 2170 (Belgium) US$ 2,305 US$16,667
This Matching Grant project was done in a very collaborative environment among Rotarians.
Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Bangkok South and Singburi made physical visits to the Inburi Hospital to look into the hospital’s needs, and to discuss with the hospital management what we could do to help the hospital. Singburi Rotarians coordinated with the hospital to publicize this Rotary project to the people in surrounding communities. Singburi and Bangkok South Rotarians obtained the quotation, ordered the equipment, coordinated on the delivery and installation, as well as, following up with the hospital staff/management to ensure proper use/maintenance for maximum life span on the donated equipment.
Due to the significant distance, most of the coordination with the international partner club was done by Rtn. Per Dibber, who, in turn, took charge of the publicity for the project, both within his own club and at the district level. Rtn. Per also made regular inquiries on the progress of this project. He has personally visited the Inburi Hospital when in Thailand.