Illness

A Thai well-wisher weeps as she is comforted by others during a prayer for Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej's recovery at the Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok,

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A Thai well-wisher weeps as she is comforted by others during a prayer for Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s recovery at the Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand. According to media reports on Wednesday, the world’s longest reigning monarch, 88-years old Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej is in unstable condition after undergoing blood dialysis at Bangkok’s Siriraj hospital. The king’s health has been carefully monitored in the country where the monarch is widely revered. Photo Runggroj Yongrit/EPA 

epa03698376 (05/17) A leper patient looks on outside one of the huts at the leprosy hospital in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, 30 April 2013. The leprosy hospital was founded by the British around 1891. At present there are just over a hundred patients living with their families in the hospital run by the Kashmir state government. The patients live in the same mud made structures which were built by the British over a century ago, most of them under unhygienic conditions and without proper sanitation.  EPA/FAROOQ KHAN PLEASE REFER TO ADVISORY NOTICE (epa03698371)  FOR FULL FEATURE TEXT

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A leprosy patient looks on outside one of the huts at the leprosy hospital in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. The leprosy hospital was founded by the British circa 1891. At present there are just over a hundred patients living with their families in the hospital run by the Kashmir state government. The patients live in the same mud made structures which were built by the British over a century ago. Most of them with unhygienic conditions and without proper sanitation