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10 field hospitals being set up as Bangkok hospitals expected to run out of beds

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The Thai military is to set up 10 field hospitals in Bangkok, amid fears that medical facilities in the capital are running out of beds. Between them, the field hospitals are expected to provide an additional 3,000 beds. As infections continue to rise in Bangkok, a number of hospitals have confirmed they are no longer offering Covid-19 tests, amid speculation that they have no space to accommodate patients who test positive.

According to the Bangkok Post, the Defence Ministry has confirmed that the army is acting on an instruction from PM Prayut Chan-o-cha to open a number of field hospitals to cope with a surge in infections, arising from the nightlife cluster in Bangkok’s Thong Lor area.

The governor of Bangkok, Aswin Kwanmuang, says 2 of the facilities will be located at Ratchaphipat Hospital in the Bang Khae district and Bang Khunthian Geriatric Hospital in the Bang Khunthian district. It’s understood the military also plans to open field hospitals in other provinces.

Ramkhamhaeng Hospital has already announced on its Facebook page that Covid-19 testing is being suspended as it does not have enough beds for infected patients. The hospitals is asking everyone who has booked a test to reschedule. Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital says it too has suspended testing but says it’s because it’s run out of testing equipment.

However, Pakpoom Dejhasadin, the medic behind the popular Mor Lab Panda Facebook page, claims that hospitals are suspending testing due to a shortage of beds rather than a lack of testing supplies.

According to Channel 3 News, 6 hospitals in the capital have announced that they are no longer offering Covid-19 tests. They are Samitivej, Ramkhamhaeng Hospital, Phyathai 2, Piyayate, Petcharavej, and Sukhumvit Hospital.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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  1. Gus

    Friday, April 9, 2021 at 9:49 am

    This is much more serious than is being portrayed in the news if they’re setting up field hospital.

  2. Ciro

    Friday, April 9, 2021 at 10:43 am

    A place where people are hospitalized in absence of symptoms is not a hospital. It’s a prison camp.
    Something similar to Germany after 1942. Also in that case the official reason was public health…

  3. stapoz

    Friday, April 9, 2021 at 4:16 pm

    If you catch Covid, do your best not to be taken to their “field hospital” – rooms equipped with beds and a virus cloud. Stay home, you can take paracetamol on your own.

  4. Roger Bruce

    Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 7:06 am

    Yes I think the Gov is suppressing the truth about this Virus
    To let this Songkran thing still go-ahead for the money side is truly insanity

    Good Luck Thailand

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