PHUKET: Central Festival Phuket has became the first Central shopping mall in Thailand to have Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) for use in the treatment of heart attack victims.

Motivated by the death of a patron about four months ago, Central Festival made the AEDs available in conjunction with a new medical bay operated by Phuket International Hospital which opened in the mall yesterday.

“One of our customers had a heart attack after eating dinner in a restaurant in the mall,” said Central Festival Phuket General Manager Wilaiporn Pitimanaree.