The second decade period of Thai Traditional Medicine has stepped into Thai social , and forward to
global vision. Mr.Aram , who were the beginner for establishing Thai Traditional Medicine Society, and maintenance
with merit, stability concerning to positive thinking power, and specific potentiality that to “ The Medical Profession
ACT Thailand BE. 2556.
The reason of UTTS. establishing , Mr.Aram who was the beginner to develop UTTS. and, the reality of UTTS.’s
development was backward to the past, he, Mr.Aram involved with Thai Traditional Medicine while he was just
a child at the past time. Mr.Aram, he was the son of Senior’s
Councilor, Mr.Jeeb Amratisha who was the expert and much of experience for Thai Traditional Medicine , especially Herbal Medicine
mixing such as favorite herb name A Long Life Drug.
In B.E. 2532, his close old friend, Mr.Piyanat Watcharaporn , who was ever been the Vice Chairman of Representative Parliament presentative took the position of Minister of Ministry of Public Health , on behalf of Akaphap Party, and appointed Mr.Aram as the position of Chairman Consultants at that time. Later, in B.E.2535 after the revolutionary crisis (Ror- Sor- Chor ),that the cause of dissolving Akaphap Party, after that Mr.Aram and Mr.piyanat were candidate for political election on behalf of Kitsangkom Party and have enough the trust by Thai people to be the Representative Parliament.
When Mr.Piyanat took the position of Minister of Prime Minister’s Office, he offered Mr.Aram for the Committee Chairman position of Public Health according to Political Party quota agreement, with the reason of he was ever been the Committee Chairman of Advisors for the past, Mr.Aram could have so much experiences and more competency than other Party’s Members. So, he was unanimously selected by Party’s Members for that Committee Chairman position, and that the beginning time for officially involving in Thai Public Health.
Mr.Aram,with the Committee Chairman of Public Health, Representative Parliament who was the person attempt to close to the people who were Thai Traditional Medicine professions really. Namely, every times that he went to inspect the official works at urban area with faraway places, he always he emphasized that he don’t liked formally welcome for him , but liked to have normally welcome better,
such as one of Chinese Noodle just enough only.
Especially, he don’t wanted any of gifts or souvenirs, but he wanted to visit groups of Folk Medicine and Thai Traditional Medicine groups after finished his official mission in that area. Every his official mission, he always inquired about any problems and difficulties to earn theirs living , however, he would like to concern to have resolution for that problems also. In case of difficult problems, he tried to contribute and made primary help for them , that was his completed official mission in remote area for the past.
In B.E. 2536 , Dr. Udomsin Sisangnam MD., Deputy Minister of Ministry of Public Health consulted
to Mr. Aram on behalf of Committee Chairman of Public Health about the relationship between Thai
and China with knowledge exchanging of Thai Traditional Medicine and Chinese Traditional Medicine. So, they went to visit China ( That the first time of Administration Committee and Legislature Committee were joined together). For this trip, Mr.Aram had the prominent competency by signed agreement of MOU. with China about mutual Traditional Medicines together,not only that, he permitted China Traditional Medicine could disseminated and cured with Chinese style in Thailand, for this case made a good relationship between 2 countries including mutual Traditional Medicines got more development better.
After that , Mr.Aram appointed
Dr.Vitul Sangsingkaew MD. while he was the Director General of Department of Medicine for position of the Public Health Expert’s Committee, Thai Representative Parliament. They had the same visions, so they tried to progress many works such as the contribution for Nurse’s Profession from level 9 to level 10 that urged to have dignity and honor for this profession were as equal as another one.
So, theirs’s relationship just had more unity and harmony together to connect ideals forward to develop for the benefit of our country.
The problem and suffering of Folk Medicine and Thai Traditional Medicine were in his sight , and tried to contribute for theirs’s treated.
So, Mr.Aram had the ideals to establish the organization for supporting and taking care these Thai Traditional profession that covered all of area in Thailand had gathered with unity, especially it so easy to control under the same rule and the same disciplines this was the initiative of ideals to establish Thai Traditional Medicine.
In B.E. 2538 – 2540, Mr.Montri Phongphanit , head of Kitsangkom Party with the position of Deputy Minister of Ministry of Public Health convinced that Mr.Aram had enough competency of experienced expert and have ever took responsibilities for Ministry of Public Health as the Committee Chairman and Advisory Chairman,Mr,Aram was the candidate for to General Chaovalit Yongjaiyut, the Prime Minister,The Cabinet had unanimously appointed Mr.Aram as the Advisory Chairman for The Minister of Ministry of Public Health at the same time that Dr.Vitul Sangsingkaew, The Under – Secretary of State of MOPH., that was a good time to progress and connect the ideals forwardly. Especially, the foreign relationship between Thai and Chaina so close more than expectation ,with the future of China Progression that could have mutual contribution together. So, they went to China by Mr.Montri as the head of trip and got the successfulness according to theirs’s resolution,namely, signed agreement with MOU. together for Public Health System between Thai and China including other co – opperations.
For the thinking and ideals of establishing Thai Traditional Medicine Institute, at the primary implementation MOPH. consulted to The Office of Civil Committee and The Office of Monetary Administration had mutual meeting about setting that Institute. For that time, had never any conclusion and no anyone convinced enough to have significance for supporting, and The Office of Civil Committee have no any positions for jobs , The Office of Monetary Administration have no any budgets also.
This case was very difficult to establish for that Institute, Mr.Aram tried to urge to The Office of Civil Committee and The Office of Monetary Administration to guarantee that Institute at first time, except that Mr.Aram would try to find out of budget by himself. After that, Dr.Vitul knew that and informed to Mr.Aram “ We could have budget contribution from The Office of Lottery Administration.” So, they implemented to get that budget and could got amount of budget 30 million Thai Bahts.
After that, when Thai Traditional Medicine was established already, and refered to under The Department of Medical Services so, that budget was refered to “ Foundation of Thai Traditional Medicine Development” for implementing according to the principle objectives. The significance in Thai Traditional Medicine implementation was that Mr.Aram conducted most of doctors interested in Thai Traditional Medicine style, because of that was Thai Intelligence from the past by our ancestors, Mr.Aram considered to promote to Dr.Phenapha Chupchareon MD. with the position level of Director , Ministry of Public Health,Dr.Phenapha, she was the person who so expert for Thai Traditional Medicine and had ever worked with Mr.Aram for along time,so she was appointed to be Director of Thai Traditional Medicine to connect to proceed this resolutions and vision forwardly. After that, many years later, Mr.Aram and Dr,Vitul were joined to “ Foundation for Life Development Under the Patronage of H.R.H Princess Galyani Vadhana “ until the last time of life, Mr.Aram always said that Dr.Vitul certainly was the close friend and so sincerely for him.
However, UTTS.was already established it just have the problem of budget and man powers to help that works to lead to the success point, Mr.Montri Phongphanit knew that and ordered to DMS. to register for establishing UTTS. at the area of DMS.’s Building in MOPH. area also. That was very good ideals for proceeding and connecting to UTTS.’s responsibilities had have so much more convenience better.
After that, when UTTS. was perfectly established, most of Thai Traditional Medicine’s doctors promoted and supported to Mr.Aram was the leader of UTTS. as the position of The President of UTTS. from then to nowadays, by unanimously considered of Official parts , Political parts,Mr.Aram decided to take that position of UTTS.’s President.
With the primary attention, he would like to back to his’s mother land after had retirement from political mission, however, when he really involved in UTTS.’s works that so hard to take action forward, so he invited his brother Mr.Phitak Amratisha to help him as the position of UTTS. Vice President.
When we reminded to the past of difficulty for the beginning time of UTTS. operations was very struggled that told by Mr.Sukasom Amratisha who is his son ( Mr.Aram ) who was ever been The Member of Surin Provincial Administrative Organization, while he visited his father in Bangkok , the first impression in his sight he saw that the small and old room among the Plant ‘s Nursery in Herbal Garden , while there were the large area of MOPH. with the big buildings around there. Mr.Sukasom , he complained that was extremely difference as his father had ever been the political position before , such as in front of his father had the secretary and surround with many officers to take care him.
While that time, had many scornful words to his father ( Mr.Aram) “ He just only be the head of Thai massagers “, for that time the meaning of massagers were unacceptable for anyone and were negative thinking also. This negative thinking , because of the general Massage & Bathing for entertaining to the groups of playboys only , however, Mr.Aram he just attempted to try to progress his works forwardly and continuously until his son ( Mr.Sukasom) asked him ( Mr.Aram ) with deep asking as
“ What is the reason that you would like to work here , and what for , for who, and what inspired you to devote with physical and mental abilities to work including your private properties ?” that was the serious attention for him.
After that, Mr.Aram, joined to
Dr.Suravit Konsomboon MD. with the position of Chaiyaphom Parliament Representative for that time , Mr.Aram , who proposed for Thai Traditional Medicine Profession Legislation in B.E. 2542 by contents of this legislations were divided into 4 items such as bellow followings :
1.Branch of Thai Traditional Medicine such as Thai Traditional Medical Treatment, Thai Traditional Pharmacy and Thai Traditional Midwifery , and other Thai Traditional Medicine according to The Cabinet ‘s proclamation.
2.Branch of Applied Thai Traditional Medicine.
3.Branch of Physical Therapy.
4.Branch of Technical Medicine.
With the 4 branches of Thai Traditional Medicine as above mentioned were simultaneously proposed by Mr.Suvan Tangjitjareon who was the well - informed person , and expert for Thai Traditional Medicine Profession , Mr. Suvan assigned the role and operation methods of Thai Traditional Medicine Profession Branches , that were the supporting and promoting for this profession had more well - known and more widely disseminated.
However , although this An Act Of Legislation was promulgated in B.E. 2542 to 2550, but not yet to progress enough for Thai Traditional Medicine , and develop to the same direction ,not only that, it had many promulgation of Rules and regulations that made the barriers and obstacles to access to this profession with legally operated. That the reasonable thinking for Mr.Aram ,hoped to assign the specific Law, and should have the institute to under this profession as same as Nurse Profession , so he consulted to Law ‘s Expert of Parliament ,Mr.Thongkum Kaewprom , and got the Constitution Guidance B.E.2550 , Group 7 of Direct Political Participation for Thai people Section 163 , identified that “ The people have the right to elect the Member of Parliament Representative not less than 10,000 persons ,and the right to propose the legislation to the Chairman of Parliament for consideration The Draft of An Act Of Legislation that was assigned in Group 3 and Group 5 for that Constitution.
With the supporting by Mr.Chai Cidchob, The Chairman of Parliament in that time , it seemed that the Government under Prachathipat Party Administration had sincerely supported for this case ,especially The Senior Member , Mr.Chun Hleakphai including Puerthai Party that was the Opposition Party by Mr.Vittaya Buranasiri who was the Chairman have had agreed with this case also, however, this legislation was rather concerned to only specific profession, that the problems of understanding consideration it. This legislation so late to have consideration approval until to Section 5 finished , The Prime Minister proclaimed to dissolve the Parliament that the sign for Thai Traditional Medicine Profession were certainly disappointed.
There were a good chance and a good time for this crisis , when after finished election , Mr.Vittaya Buranasiri that had ever supported this legislation draft while he was the Chairman of Opposition Part ,but for that time he was appointed for the position of Minister of Public Health in that government period, Mr.Vittaya supported and sincerely urged for this legislation until was finished and had perfectly approval by The Representative Parliament and Senators.
At that time, The Prime Minister was Miss.Yinglak Chinawat who accepted that legislation
and prepared to Present to a Sovereign for final consideration.
The steps of Cabinet ‘s consideration , invited Mr.Aram and had consulting about this legislation improving , especially Section 61 , Paragraph 3 with the items of “ For the benefits of managing said that inhibited for temporary commissioner could not to consider this legislation draft of Thai Traditional Medicine Profession”
According to above mentioned , meant that inhibition for Mr.Aram to take action of The President of UTTS. by political tricks and political games at all. With the hidden attention were
the procession and methodology to prevent Mr.Aram was The President of UTTS. certainly.
In actually, Mr.Aram he was the person who intended to tried to progress and forwardly
created not for today , but for the future of Thai Traditional Medicine got more advanced as effectively as.
With the Divine Grace, King Rama The 9 signed The Royal Style and Title , at 9 January, 2556 B.E. at the year of 68 in the present’s reign time.
So proudly, and extremely surprised , because of that The King’s Approval for Thai Traditional Medicine Profession Legislation was the Mr.Aram ‘s Birthday also.
More than 20 years, with attempt to work hard , he never complained anything of obstacles
or difficulties that related to make him was rather disappointed, he just had continuously urged as possible as he could done, with his 88 years old today.
Nowadays, for 20 years of UTTS. establishment, that the time of Thai Traditional Medicine dissemination as forwardly maintained for the next generation and for integrating among Thai Traditional Medicine knowledge together. From the past to the present time, UTTS. have more than 300,000 members not only in Thailand but in the foreign countries also.
Mr.Aram said that “ These members came to see us as same as they were our childs”, that meant to father gave loving , a good wish and hope
to have our child ‘s successfulness , progressive life , may you have
“Please have along sight and access to the point.”
This is Mr.Aram’s attentive resolutions
for his life as such as The Father of Thai Traditional Medicine really.