Rayong opens field hospitals for COVID-19 patients as hospital overwhelmed
A local quarantine facility in Rayong has been turned into a 70-bed field hospital and preparations are under way to turn a resort and a naval base in Sattahip district of Chon Buri into field hospitals, to accommodate new COVID-19 patients, after the Rayong provincial hospital ran out of in-patient beds, said Rayong’s Governor Charnna Iamsaeng today (Friday).
He asked people in Wang Chan district not to panic over the transfer of people residing at a local quarantine facility, in Wai Gong, to the Wang Chan golf course, assuring that they are not infected, but are just being kept under observation while the quarantine facility is used as a field hospital.
37 new COVID-19 cases were recorded today in Rayong, increasing infections related to an illegal gambling den to 316, said the governor.
Referring to the arrests of several gamblers, at an illegal cock-fighting ring in Pluak Daeng district and hi-low gamblers in Klaeng district, the governor urged people in the province to cooperate in the fight against the contagion by stopping illegal gambling, saying that, if they don’t, they cannot complain if they are banned from entering other provinces.
The Rayong provincial hospital today asked for a mini bus, from the Muang District’s municipal administration, to transfer a group of COVID-19 patients to the field hospital in Wai Gong in Ban Khai district.