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“Eating raw meat and no medical care” – Phetchaburi field hospital escapees

Jack Arthur



Photo by Than Zaw Htike.

Earlier today The Thaiger wrote how 500 Covid patients tried to escape a field hospital in Phetchaburi. Now, we have further information on why they may have wanted to escape… power outages, they were being frequently in the dark, had to eat raw meat, and were not provided medical care.

Tlay Nyo, one of the workers told Thai media…

“We take care of each other. No officers here. There was no electricity for hours yesterday and we don’t know if it will happen again today.”

Tlay added that while some media reports places the number of people confined in the camp at 1,300, he says there are at least 1,500 people confined.

Than Zaw Htike, another Burmese worker, has said that he has not always been provided meals. He also too a picture of some of the food he was provided; uncooked meat. Other workers say the food allocation has been discriminatory, often favouring the Thai workers with more and better quality food.

The field hospital was established after 682 workers tested positive for Covid late last week. The company immediately shut down and imposed restrictions on the workers, such as being confined to the factory. The company assured the public that the workers would be provided for.

Cal-Comp has reportedly not responded to media inquires at this time.

SOURCE: Coconuts Bangkok


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    Toby Andrews

    Friday, May 28, 2021 at 6:48 pm

    I believe it all.
    Inconvenience Thais and they will cheat and scam.
    I especially believe the line that Thais were given better meals. What else does anyone one expect from these racist rats?

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    Robin Banks

    Friday, May 28, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    RIOT, RIOT, RIOT!!! THAT’S WHATS NEEDED! BURN THE FECKIN PLace to the ground guys!!

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    J West

    Friday, May 28, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    How low can Thai officials reduce themselves before defending the human fiber of the country ? This behavior will show foreigners internationally that Thailand has become a hell to avoid. I truly hope this story of disgusting racism breaks worldwide. Despicable behavior of racist guards. What if any standard of fare is being applied by Thai medical and political operatives? Is the any? Is there no empathy or charity for their Myanmar brothers and sisters, mothers, grandmothers and children held captive?

    Why are moral Thai not in a righteous rage because of these racist attacks on their reputation globally? It’s one thing to laugh at a grotesque fool official calling all foreigners “ dirty, stinking and unwashed”, there are fools like him everywhere and he deserves no notice. But, to throw raw meat at prisoners in a cage like animals is unforgivable, a crime against humanity.

    If there isn’t an official rebuke of systemic racism by those in charge against the perpetrators then all hope is lost . I fear for the soul of this country. The United Nations should step in.

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    Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    @Toby Andrews –
    You are correct brother.
    A Racist Country.

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    Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 3:05 pm

    I thought uncooked meat was a delicacy here???

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    James Pate

    Sunday, May 30, 2021 at 4:35 am

    Makes me wonder: How were the workers at Cal-Comp treated before the factory was converted into a field hospital? This is terrible news because it will deter people from getting tested out of fear of ending up in some hell hole like this (Me included.). Maybe those hi-so kids who begged to be quarantined in private hospitals had something there.

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