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CP-WHA-CHG Field Hospital — a testament to public-private cooperation during the Covid crisis

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The CP Group has thanked its partners, both in the public and private sectors, for their support in the establishment and operation of “CP-WHA-CHG Field Hospital” in Samut Prakan province to care for Covid-19 patients.

Charoen Pokphand (CP) Group chief executive officer Suphachai Chearavanont recently said that the group has been cooperating with WHA Group and Chularat Hospital Group (CHG) in establishing a 600-bed field hospital called “CP-WHA-CHG Field Hospital” at WHA Mega Logistics Center in Samut Prakan province since September last year to provide treatment to Covid-19 patients with mild to moderate symptoms. The aim was to help the authorities control and prevent the spread of the virus.

“With usable area of 15,294 square metres, the CP-WHA-CHG Field Hospital has been treating Covid-19 patients in yellow category with the same standards as modern hospitals, and has helped alleviate the burden on the country’s public health system until today,” he said.

“CP would like to thank WHA, Chularat Hospital Group, Department of Medical Services, Public Health Ministry, Samut Prakan province, and our subsidiaries including CPF, CP All, True, Siam Makro & Lotus, for making this field hospital a reality and helping society in a time of crisis,” added Suphachai.

CP-WHA-CHG Field Hospital — a testament to public-private cooperation during the Covid crisis

The establishment of the field hospital is part of the “CP for Good Deeds” campaign to celebrate Charoen Pokphand’s 100 years of operation in Thailand and to inspire the good deeds in remembrance of the royal kindness of King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great and His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn towards Thai people when the country is facing a crisis.

The cooperation with private partners, including WHA Group and Chularat Hospital Group, will also likely warrant future business cooperation between industry leaders in their respective sectors.

Since the first day of the CP-WHA-CHG Field Hospital opening on September 23, 2021, CP Group has poured in support and volunteers from its subsidiaries to ensure the smooth running of the facility, including providing the latest technology and innovation in patient care, as well as foods and drinks for all medical professionals and patients’ relatives.

CP Group also provided similar support to the government-operated Lerdsin Field Hospital in Bangkok’s Bangrak district, which treats patients in the red and yellow groups, and to Ramkhamhaeng Community Isolation Centre, which treats patients in the yellow and green groups.

CP-WHA-CHG Field Hospital — a testament to public-private cooperation during the Covid crisis

CP-WHA-CHG Field Hospital — a testament to public-private cooperation during the Covid crisis

Prasit Boondoungprasert, chief executive officer of Charoen Pokphand Foods Pcl (CPF), said that CPF was proud to be a part of the establishment of CP-WHA-CHG Field Hospital. The company’s engineering team contributed to the design of the field hospital’s ventilation system and the installation of oxygenators and heart monitors that have saved lives of several Covid-19 patients.

“I believe there are opportunities in every crisis. We just have to work together and we will be able to overcome the Covid-19 crisis in no time,” he said.

Prasit added that CPF has also contributed foods and beverages to medical professionals and patients at other hospitals and field hospitals, as well as supplied foods and drinks to staffers and volunteers at 49 vaccination centres nationwide to ensure that all personnel are well-fed and ready to fight Covid-19.

CP-WHA-CHG Field Hospital — a testament to public-private cooperation during the Covid crisis

CP All Plc acting chief executive officer Yuthasak Poomsurakul added that the company had donated medical supplies to 50 field hospitals, as well as necessities to temples nationwide to be allocated to people in vulnerable groups who have been affected by Covid-19 at community level. 

“CP All has also reduced the price of several products during the Covid-19 situation to alleviate the cost of living of people, while our employees have volunteered to work with community leaders to make sure that all the assistance has been give to those in need,” he added.

CP-WHA-CHG Field Hospital — a testament to public-private cooperation during the Covid crisis

Siriporn Dechsingha, chief corporate communication officer at Siam Makro Pcl, said that the company has donated medical equipment, PPE suits, and foods to the CP-WHA-CHG Field Hospital and other field hospitals during the outbreak with the help of volunteering Makro employees from 145 branches nationwide.

“Siam Makro is proud to be a part of the betterment of the society through volunteer work. We will continue to help and connect with local communities to ensure sustainable development as a leader in wholesale and retail,” she added.

CP-WHA-CHG Field Hospital — a testament to public-private cooperation during the Covid crisis

Theeradej Damrongplasit, co-president of True Corporation Plc, added that the company has supported the implementation of smart technology in the CP-WHA-CHG Field Hospital to ensure that it operates as an international standards hospital, while all medical professionals are protected against the virus.

“With the 5G system being enabled throughout the hospital premises, patients can send message to medics when they require emergency assistance or to notify their symptoms. We have also installed comprehensive CCTV and intercom systems, as well as deployed state-of-the-art medical robots to let doctors diagnose and treat patients via a seamless telemedicine system,” he said.

CP-WHA-CHG Field Hospital — a testament to public-private cooperation during the Covid crisis

“Ever since the Covid-19 outbreak in Thailand, True has been providing free SIM cards to patients in field hospitals and community isolation centres as well as to medical professionals so that they can communicate seamlessly. We will continue to help the society stay connected throughout the outbreak until we overcome this crisis together,” he added.

Published : April 29, 2022

By : THE NATION