Royal Thai Navy reopens three hospitals in response to Covid spike

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The Royal Thai Navy has reopened three of its field hospitals, including two in Chon Buri, which can accommodate 1,109 patients following the recent influx of new Covid-19 cases, Navy Chief Admiral Somprasong Nilsamai said on Monday. . Today, Chon Buri ranks as the province with the highest number of new Covid-19 infections.

Under the orders of the provincial public health offices, the first hospital, with 544 beds, is located under the Air and Coastal Defense Command in the Sattahip of Chon Buri. Another field hospital in the same district has 180 beds. The third, with 385 beds, is located in the 16th Navy training field in the hamlet of Ban Chanthaklem in Chanthaburi.

These three hospitals opened early last year to deal with a spike in Delta variant infections, but were temporarily closed after infection rates declined. The navy chief also said Somdet Phra Pinklao Hospital in Bangkok’s Thon Buri district and Queen Sirikit Naval Hospital in Sattahip had been told to prepare for a wave of Coivd-19 patients.

Two of these Navy General Hospitals are capable of carrying out laboratory tests and are equipped with intensive care units and negative pressure rooms for serious patients, with the Covid-19 emergency center to provide centers isolation facility with a total capacity of 2,335 beds to treat Navy sailors and their families with asymptomatic and mild symptoms of Covid-19.

THE SOURCE: The Nation Thailand

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