Setting Up of COVID-19 Vaccine Fund for Yala Residents


The Yala City Municipality has joined hands with the private sector and civil society in setting up the “COVID-19 Vaccine Fund for Yala Residents” to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Mayor of the Yala City Municipality Pongsak Yingchoncharoen, the number of COVID-19 patients in Mueang district is the highest of all districts in Yala. Aware of the need to urgently contain the spread of the virus and enable local people to lead their life as usual, various organizations in Yala agreed to set up the COVID-19 Vaccine Fund for Yala Residents.

The fund will be used to buy more vaccines, apart from those provided by the Government. It will also be spent on medical materials and other costs for public services. The objective is to achieve herd immunity in the province as soon as possible.

The private and people’s sectors in Yala have voluntarily given donations to the fund to help the public sector urgently acquire the vaccines.

Meanwhile, the Friends in Need (of “PA”) Volunteers Foundation, Thai Rad Cross, has set up royally granted kitchens to cook food for local residents in Yaha district, Yala province. Two villages in this district have faced tight restrictions and local residents could not go out, as several people were found to have been infected with COVID-19.

Apart from Yaha, the royally granted kitchens were also established in Betong, Bannang Sata, and Kabang districts in this province. They began to cook food for the four districts on 1 July and two meals a day will be distributed to local residents until 7 July.

Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali Krom Muen Suddhanarinatha is the Permanent Honorary President of the Friends in Need (of “PA”) Volunteers Foundation, Thai Rad Cross, while Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha Narendiradebyavati Kromluangrajasarinisiribajra Mahavajrarajadhita serves as Chairperson of the Foundation Committee.

Source: The Government Public Relations Department