Siriraj Hospital closes ER as Rajavithi Hospital suspends general surgery and new admissions
Today (Sunday), Bangkok’s Siriraj Piyamaharajkarun Hospital announced the temporary closure of its Emergency Room, until further notice, due to the number of patients exceeding capacity.
The hospital did not say when the ER will resume operations, but apologised to members of the public for the inconvenience.
Meanwhile, Rajavithi Hospital also announced today the suspension of general surgery services and admission of in-patients, from Monday until July 16th, after some medical personnel were found to be infected with COVID-19, resulting in several others being quarantined.
Examination rooms and general surgery services remain in operation at the hospital, but only for current patients with set appointments. No new patients, or those transferred from other hospitals, will be accepted until July 16th.
The hospital also asked for cooperation from all patients by not arriving at the hospital during this period, unless it is urgent and absolutely necessary, and by keeping track of any announcements issued by the hospital.