More field hospitals and community isolation programs set up in Pathum Thani

More field hospitals and community isolation programs are being set up in Pathum Thani, to help accommodate the rising number of COVID-19 patients, as many field hospitals in the province…

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Don Mueang airport’s cargo terminal to open as new COVID-19 field hospital July 12

A cargo terminal, inside Don Mueang International Airport, is being converted into a huge field hospital with the capacity to accommodate 2,000 asymptomatic and mild COVID-19 cases beginning on July…

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Shootings at 7-11 in Bangkok and Pathum Thani field hospital, 2 dead

At 3am this morning (Thursday), a man went on a shooting spree at the field hospital at the Princess Mother National Institute for Drug Abuse Treatment in Pathum Thani, which…

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Chiang Mai University closes field hospital after all patients are discharged

Chiang Mai University has closed down its field hospital, after all the patients, who were mostly students and university personnel, were discharged from the facility following treatment. Professor Dr. Bannakit…

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Bangkok to open its first ICU equipped field hospital on Tuesday

Thailand’s first field hospital equipped with intensive care unit facilities will be officially opened tomorrow (Tuesday), to receive COVID patients with severe symptoms. Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang said in his…

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2nd field hospital for Khlong Toey COVID-19 patients is in the works

A second field hospital, to accommodate COVID-19 patients from Bangkok’s Khlong Toey slum area, is being planned, with an old building next to the Port Authority head office as the…

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Thai Health Ministry wants to turn Hua Mark indoor stadium into a COVID-19 triage centre

Thailand’s Public Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, called an urgent meeting today, with senior public health officials and administrators at Bangkok’s City Hall, to tackle the lack of hospital beds and…

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A Covid-19 field hospital set up on the outskirts of Bangkok. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

A quick look inside Thailand’s field hospitals

With daily COVID-19 cases hitting successive record highs over the past few weeks, Thailand is now busy setting up field hospitals across the country. Field hospitals have opened not just…

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Thailand’s medical system facing its biggest test as virus surges back 

With COVID-19 cases now rising by more than 1,000 per day, many Thais are wondering whether the country’s healthcare sector will crumble under the pressure. Despite the launch of field…

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Do’s and Don’ts in field hospitals

Thailand’s Disease Control Department has released guidelines and rules for stays in field hospitals. They are: -Bring your own personal items, such as cutlery, toiletries, clothes, towels and medication -Cigarettes,…

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Nakhon Ratchasima opens its first field hospital for COVID-19 patients

The first field hospital in Thailand’s northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima is scheduled to open on Thursday, to ease congestion at general hospitals. Located in the Chartchai Hall building of…

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Chiang Mai records 281 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Mai recorded an additional 281 COVID-19 cases today (Sunday), mostly related to nightspots, prompting provincial authorities to expand facilities at the field hospital. According to…

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Thailand records 73 new COVID-19 cases, field hospital set up at police club for infected illegal immigrants

Thailand recorded 73 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death today (Monday), according to the CCSA. Of the new cases, 66 are locally acquired infections, including 44 found during proactive…

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A medical worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) walks past a sign for Covid-19 coronavirus testing at the Urban Institute for Disease Prevention and Control in Bangkok on January 11, 2021. (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

Thailand records 287 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday

The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration or CCSA has reported 287 new COVID-19 cases today, 278 of which are locally-acquired infections, 9 were imported, and there have been no new…

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Expert says construction of field hospitals necessary before hospitals overflow

Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Siriraj Hospital, Dr. Prasit Watanapa, said today that field hospitals are necessary, especially in areas experiencing increasing numbers of COVID-19 infections. These temporary…

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Samut Sakhon confirms another 900 COVID-19 cases

Thailand’s Samut Sakhon province has confirmed another 900 new COVID-19 cases, from proactive screening of about 3,800 workers in local factories. The province’s public health department says they are considering…

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COVID-19 infections jump to record high with 745 new cases in a single day

Thailand recorded 745 new COVID-19 cases today (Monday), the most in a single day since the virus reached Thailand, with the majority of the new cases being migrant workers. One…

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