UPDATE: Phuket Governor personally takes blind boy involved in viral story to Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok

Phuket –

  The Phuket Governor is taking a Thalang boy who went blind recently and was covered in viral press articles to the Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok for treatment to attempt to restore his eyesight.

First, our prior coverage of this story:

A 62-year-old grandmother called the press for help after her 12-year-old boy in the Thalang district has gone blind after he reportedly received a second dose of the Covid -19 vaccine, according to her. Meanwhile, leading Phuket doctors have confirmed the boy’s blindness was, according to them, NOT due to a Covid-19 vaccine.

Phuket doctors state that a 12-year-old boy who went blind was NOT from a Covid-19 vaccine, following viral story

Updated story:

On Tuesday (May 10th), Mrs. Laksana Issarangkun Na Ayutthaya, the director of the Phuket Social Development and Human Security Agency visited the boy and his family at his house in the Thalang district. They were given necessary items for living and some financial support.

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Now for our latest update:

Today, (May 12th), Phuket officials led by the Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew and doctors from the Vachira Phuket Hospital, along with the boy’s grandparents, are going to the Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok.

Doctor Suppalack Laonngpetch, the deputy director of the Vachira Phuket Hospital, told The Phuket Express, “We are trying to give confidence to the boy and his family about our previous treatments that we have provided him. At the same time, we are continuing the treatment for his blindness in the future and also providing treatment for his current sinus disease.”

Mr. Gan Saeong, the boy’s grandfather, told The Phuket Express, “We are very glad that many officials have helped us and we have more hope now. Our grandchild could not sleep last night as he was excited. We are trying to encourage him that he will be recovered and will able to get his eyesight back again.”

The boy and his family said thank you to the Phuket Governor and other relevant officials for their help with the situation and his grandparents said after speaking with doctors they understand the cause of the boy’s blindness was not a Covid-19 vaccine.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.