HRH Princess Galyani Is Further Recovering

The Bureau of the Royal Household announced that HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana was more alert with no fever today. She could also sit upright on her bed and could occasionally sit in the wheelchair. HRH Princess Galyani, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej's eldest sister, has been diagnosed with cancer since June this year and has been admitted to Siriraj Hospital to receive medicine treatment. The Princess, 84, is also having problems with the right side of her body as some parts of her brain are dysfunctional, caused by bloodclots. Doctors have continued treating the Princess with antibiotics and physical therapy.

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A Pakistani Nursing Professional Receives Srinagarindra Award

A retired Pakistani nursing professional has received the Srinagarindra Award this year. HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn conferred the royal prize to the awardee, Mrs. Nisab Ahktar, at a ceremony held in Bangkok today in recognition of her contribution toward the field of nursing and healthcare in Pakistan. Mrs. Ahktar, who has been Director Nursing at Fatima Memorial Hospital in Lahore of Pakistan's Punjab Province since her retirement, has devoted her knowledge and skills to help develope the nursing profession and to promote the well-being of Pakistani people over the past 50 years. The honorable Princess Srinagarindra Award comprises of a certificate and a cash prize of US$ 1,000. It is bestowed annually to an individual registered nurse or group of registered nurses making a significant contribution to the nursing profession.

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Royal Medical Condition Is Improving

Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana's condition is more stable and she is now capable of sitting up in bed for longer periods of time. The 11th Royal Household Bureau statement on her condition said yesterday that the Princess is still on medication, tube-fed with food supplements, and undergoing physical therapy. His Majesty the King is now able to stand without the aid of a walker from time to time, according to the 23th Royal Household Bureau statement on his condition. The King is also able to perform more exercises.

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HM the King, HRH Princess Galyani's Conditions Improve Further

The conditions of His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana's have improved further. In the 22th statement issued by the Royal Household Bureau, released yesterday, the Committee of Royal Physicians reported that the King's hematological profile tests are within normal limits. He can walk more comfortably with support. Meanwhile, according to the 10th statement of the Royal Household Bureau, the Royal Physicians reported that HRH Princess Galyani is able to speak more distinctly and has made some progress in the movements of her right hand. A regimen of physical therapy and supplementary nourishment are still given.

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Royal Barge Procession in Celebration of His Majesty the King’s 80th Birthday Anniversary

A spectacular procession of royal barges will be seen again along the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, in celebration of His Majesty the King’s 80th birthday anniversary, 5 December 2007.

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Although Hospitalized, HM the King Concerns Over Flood Situation

Dr. Sumeth Tantivejkul, Secretary-General of the Chai Pattana Foundation, revealed yesterday that although His Majesty the king had been hospitalized for some weeks, he had been monitoring the country’s flooding situation and other weather conditions. He said the King assigned HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to work at his command. Meanwhile, the 19th statement issued by the Bureau of the Royal Household reported that the King had been able to move around more as he wished. He could walk longer with the support of a walker and enjoyed a good appetite, according to the statement.

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Overall Condition of HM the King and HRH Princess Galyani Stable

In the 18th statement issued by the Royal Household Bureau, the team of Royal Physicians reported that the follow-up blood tests of His Majesty the King showed that the inflammation of his large intestine has now returned to normal and the blood chemistry is within normal limits. The statement said the monarch's general condition is good. Meanwhile, Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana's overall condition is stable. According to the Royal Household Bureau's 6th statement, the team of Royal Physicians said her blood pressure is within normal limits. Hundreds of thousands of Thais have gathered at Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital every day to sign a get-well registry and to wish His Majesty and Her Royal Highness a quick recovery.

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Improvement of His Majesty the King’s Health and Preparations for the Celebrations of His 80th Birthday on December 5

Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont said that Thai people felt relieved, as His Majesty the King’s health was improving steadily. He also urged Thai people to unite their hearts to pay tribute to His Majesty in celebration of His Majesty’s 80th birthday anniversary, 5 December 2007.

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Health of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana Is Improving

Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana is getting increasing movement in her right arm and right leg. A fourth Royal Household Bureau statement on her condition said yesterday that the Princess is more conscious and can perform some physical exercises. A magnetic resonance imaging (MRT) scan showed minimal brain swelling. Meanwhile, the Culture Ministry and Silpakorn University's Faculty of Music are planning to establish a classical music institute to mark the 84th birthday of Her Royal Highness. Culture Minister Khunying Khaisri Sriaroon said the institute will be located on a 14-rai plot underneath Rama VIII Bridge on the Phra Nakhon side and be called The Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute for Classical Music, which she has approved.

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HM the King and Princess' Medical Conditions Are Improving

The overall medical conditions of His Majesty the King and the monarch's elder sister, Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana, both of whom are under medical care at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok, are improving. The Royal Household Bureau announced yesterday that the King is able to walk with a walker-support for a longer period of time and his overall condition is satisfactory. Meanwhile, the Bureau's third announcement on HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana's condition stated that the princess, being treated for cancer, reported that her general condition is improving. The weakness of the right side of her body has slightly diminished. Now exhibiting no fever, the princess has regained movement in her right arm and hand, and her blood pressure is within normal limits.



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