Gold Mine in Phichit

Villagers near Phichit goldmine get healthcare advice

Date of Release: 
Mar 13 2016

MEDICS and public health officials yesterday visited some 200 people living in three villages near a gold mine in Phichit’s Thab Khlo district to provide them healthcare after tests showed they have excessive amounts of heavy metals in their blood.

The visit, in which medical advice was also given, was in line with the policy of a five-party committee tasked with solving issues arising from the gold mine's operations.

The move followed Rangsit University last week presenting the test results to the committee via Phichit Governor Chatraporn Ratdusadee.

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