Gulf supported the Rama Medical School by sponsoring the purchase of 200
portable wireless ultrasound machines for medical student
Publish on November 08, 2019
Gulf donated 200 Portable wireless ultrasound machines to Rama
Medical School, the first such device of its kind to be used by medical students in Thailand.
First time ever in a medical school Mahidol University’s Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital has
introduced the latest innovation to aid professors and medical students as they train at timely
diagnosis and treatment, along with increased capacity for rapid response. With support from Gulf Energy
Development Public Company Limited, 200 portable wireless ultrasound machines have now been deployed at
Professor Piyamitr Sritara, MD, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, addressed the
importance of embracing technology in teaching and learning activities for medical students in the
digital world. The Dean remarked on the Faculty’s mission that high quality of medical care, research
for sustainable innovation, and distinctive educational provision for students in medicine, nursing,
communication sciences, and emergency medicine.
In recent years, medical care has seen vast improvements in speed and quality. As doctors “practice”
medicine, medical care will improve as the “practice” is refined and developed. Consequently, these
unavoidable mistakes may lead to innovations that bring increased effectiveness in care and improve the
patients’ quality of life. One area of using technological innovation in learning and teaching is in
radiology, where early diagnosis and treatment could be helped by portable wireless ultrasound machines.
These machines can be easily deployed anywhere at the point of care, which greatly improves treatment
response time. They are also useful for teaching pre-clinical medical students.
Using innovation in medical school requires significant resource commitment, which has been made
possible by the generosity of Gulf Energy Development Public Company Limited. Mr.Sarath Ratanavadi,
Gulf’s CEO, and Mrs.Nalinee Ratanavadi, Honorary Advisor to the Thai Energy Foundation, recognize the
importance of medical technology and extended their support and commitment to fund the procurement of
200 portable wireless ultrasound machines.
Mr. Sarath Ratanavadi, CEO of Gulf Energy Development Public Company Limited said, “Gulf Energy
Development Public Company Limited intends to give back to society through two main areas in medicine:
education and care. We have been donating medical devices to various government hospitals. On this
occasion, the portable wireless ultrasound machines serve a two-pronged purpose in medicine, education
and care. Future generations of medical students could now familiarize their learning experience with
the technology and hone their skills early on from the pre-clinical stage. The expertise gained will
prove invaluable to saving lives in the emergency room.”