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Jellyfish sting warning, first aid posters released in four languages

Jellyfish sting warning, first aid posters released in four languages

PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) has created jellyfish warning and first aid posters in four languages to inform tourists of the dangers of jellyfish stings and what to do if they are stung.

By The Phuket News

Thursday 2 March 2023, 10:40AM

The notices are in English, Thai, Russian and Chinese, and are to be distributed to local administrations and lifeguards at popular Phuket beaches.

The posters were created in coordination with the Phuket office of the Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) and Karon Municipality following rising incidence in the number of people suffering jellyfish stings at Phuket beaches, the PPHO explained.

“Tourists who are fascinated by the beauty of the sea take the risk of coming into contact with poisonous jellyfish. The relevant agencies are aware of the importance and safety of tourists and has publicised for tourists to learn first aid methods when exposed to a jellyfish sting,” the PPHO said in its release.

“Tourists can seek first aid assistance from lifeguards working on the various beautiful beaches [sic],” the PPHO added.

Last month signs were posted at beaches along Phuket’s west coast warning visitors of jellyfish in the waters following a rising number of tourists being stung by the marine creatures.

Officers from the Phuket Marine Resources Conservation Center and local administration organisations bolstered lifeguard stations with extra bottles of vinegar and other medical supplies to help provide treatment for stings.

The move followed increases in reported stings along the west coast, including at Patong Beach.

However, the signs posted warning of jellyfish stings were in Thai language only.

The new series of posters aims to rectify that.

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Kurt | 03 March 2023 - 08:16:04

Good to see that commenting in social media about the idiotism to warn in Thai language only at beaches for jellyfish stings helps. Now in 4 languages, what should have done at first already on what Officialdom calls a 'world class tourist destination' Phuket. All the time it shows that it is not the tourists they care for, but just their money.

skorchio | 03 March 2023 - 06:11:06

wow some absolute genius decided that Thai-language-only signage was insufficient at a 'world class tourist destination" ....... 


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