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Thursday, 04 October 2018 08:07

Care in the Koh Tao Community

In recent years Koh Tao has really focused on improving the medical services and facilities available here. The opening of the Koh Tao Hospital, a dedicated evacuation speedboat, the Koh Tao Rescue group & then some of our resident divers involvement in the cave rescue of those 12 boys and their coach back in July are just mention of a few of those businesses & people whose hard work and dedication has improved life for everyone here on Koh Tao. Another great introduction to Koh Tao is the Medicine In Remote Areas (MIRA) course which focuses on stabilization of the casualty, through to the skills required for prolonged field care until the arrival of the emergency services. They learn how to render definitive care. If the treatment is in their scope, they are able to administer it completely. If the patient needs to get to a hospital, the Medic can stabilize and render lifesaving aid. So in addition to being able to help the community of Koh Tao these trained Medics will also be a massive benefit to any Dive operation. So who better to send than our own Instructor & Sports physio Sonia Scott & genius pharmacist & Divemaster Claire Messenger. Great stuff girls. Enjoy the course & let’s hope you never have to use it. Ever!

Published in October