Health Minister recognized by Thai Princess

Health Minister Dr Aminath Jameel yesterday received Thailand’s 2011 Princess Srinagarindra Award from Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn in the Chakri Maha Prasat Throne Hall in Thailand’s Grand Palace.

The Princess recognized Dr Jameel for her work progressing nursing and midwifery as professions. According to local media, the Princess identified Dr Jameel’s support of a diploma course and the local manufacturing of pharmaceuticals as important contributions to improving health care nation-wide.

Princess Maha Chakri is president of the Princess Srinagarindra Award Foundation. Created in 2000, the award is granted annually to an individual or a group of registered nurses and/or midwives who have made significant contributions to healthcare at the local and international level.

The award is typically presented the day before the late Princess Mother, Her Royal Highness Princess Srinagarindra Mahidol’s centenary birthday, October 21.