On 16 April 2020, Dr. Amorn Thedsakhulwong, Head of the Department of Physics, Assistant Professor Dr. Chatchawin Namman, Lecturer from the Information and Communication Technology Program and Dr. Sompong Valuvanathorn, Vice-Head of the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer went to Warin Chamrap District Public Health Office and Dong Hong Hae Sub-district Health Promoting Hospital to donate face shields created by the Faculty of Science at UBU. The Faculty of Science aims are to help protect medical personnel from the Covid-19 virus while they’re working. In addition to donating the face shields, the faculty’s representatives also demonstrated how to effectively wear and use it.
Dr. Amorn Thedsakhulwong shared that multiple lecturers and staff from the Faculty of Science helped in producing and creating multiple forms/types of the face shields. After completing the production, they distributed the face shields to various hospitals around Ubon Ratchathani Province including Muang Sam Sip Hospital, Khemmarat Hospital, Warin Chamrap Hospital and Rajavithi Hospital. The faculty hopes that all medical personnel along with any persons who use the shields are able to receive the highest benefits of protection from it.
On this special occasion, Mr. Bantherng Polsawadi, Director of Dong Hong Hae Sub-district Health Promotion Hospital expressed his sincere thanks to the Faculty of Science at UBU for producing and donating the face shields to the hospital. He shared that the face shields the hospital normally used were made of sponge. After using them for a long time, especially in cold temperatures, it became very itchy around the head. Therefore, he greatly appreciated the faculty for donating the face shields. After trying the shield from the faculty, he reported that it felt light, comfortable and compact. Due to the fact that all medical personnel must wear face masks throughout their shifts, the face shields will help reduce the pain and sores that came from wearing their old protective equipment throughout the workday for long time periods. The face shields can also be adjusted to fit each individual accordingly which makes it even more comfortable for all users.
Lastly, he commented that the Faculty of Science has produced a product that will be highly beneficial for personnel in the medical field. By using the face shields, staff members in each location will be able to efficiently complete their duties without having the worry of physical annoyances from their protective gear.
Revised and translated by: Jarinda Boonjan
Original (Thai) version by: Tippawan Valuvanathorn
English revised by: Thaviny Shaipitisiri
Photos by: Tippawan Valuvanathorn