Camillians in Thailand
St.Camillus is the founder of the Ministers of the Sick (The Camillian), who are solely dedicated to the caring of the poor and the sick. The Red Cross, on their religious cassock, remains a symbol of the Order since the time of St.Camillus. The members of the order of St.Camillian (Camillians) set foot on Thai soil for the first time to start their mission with the sick and poor in 1952. They started a small clinic in Baan Pong, Ratchaburi province, which later became the San Camillo Hospital. Next, they extended their help to Bangkok , the Capital of Thailand, by setting up the Camillian Hospital. In 1973, this religious group of Camillians registered as St.Camillus Foundation of Thailand, a non-profit legal entity for charitable activities.
Now, St. Camillus is heavily involved in the health-care and
the well-being of the people and has integrated in to the Buddhist
Society of Thailand in 12 main institutions within different sectors and
linked to hundreds of projects.
- 2 Hospitals (San Camillo Hospital and Camillian Hospital)
- 4 Homes for the Aged (Prachinburi, Bangkok-Pattanakan,
- 6 Educational Centers for Children, Sick, Orphans and Living
With disabilities [Rayong (3), Ladkrabang, Takuapa, Sithida]
- 1 Hospice for HIV/AIDS Patients (Camillian Rayong)
- 1 Educational Center for Hill Tribes people Chiangrai.
- 3 Educational Centers for new Camillian religious members.
- A new house for the aged is under construction in the city of Korat. It will be open in the beginning of 2016