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Government calling on nurses to enlist for special Covid-19 taskforce

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According to the Thailand Nursing Midwifery Council, it is predicted that Thailand will need at least 400 more experienced nurses to battle the growing number of Covid-19 patients in the kingdom.

The president of the Council, Thassana Boonthong says, “nurses specialised in caring for patients in critical condition are in high demand as hospitals are allocating more beds for coronavirus patients.”

Just in the Bangkok area alone the council is seeking 400 nurses to be stationed at various hospitals, including, Thammasat University Hospital, the Chakri Naruboedindra Institute Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital and the Bang Khunthian Hospital for the Elderly.

Thassana says that the hospitals have set aside 80 beds for Covid-19 patients and each of them needs intensive care.

“The government has an urgent need to designate special facilities to treat infected patients, especially around Bangkok. Qualified nurses from state or private hospitals can enlist to help the government to battle the Covid-19 virus in special facilities, nurses can issue a transfer letter to work at Covid-19 facilities with full pay.”

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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