Nine hospitals in provinces suffer impact from drought


Nine hospitals in Surin and Chaiyaphum provinces have been seriously affected by the drought, Health Ministry spokesman Dr Rungrueng Kitphati said.

All the nine hospitals have been notified to contact the water coordinating agencies in their areas to look for a reserve water source and prepare to drill artesian wells in order to have sufficient water.

Dr Rungrueng Kitphati
Dr Rungrueng said that Prasart Hospital in Surin province was located in an area that risked suffering from shortage of drinking water. The Surin Provincial Public Health Office is coordinating with local agencies to bring machines for drilling four artesian wells.
In Chaiyaphum, eight hospitals -- Phakdi Chumphon, Kaset Sombun, Nong Bua Daeng, Sap Yai, Phu Khiao, Chalermprakiet, Thep Sathit Khon San, and Ban Thaen -- are at risk of impact from the drought.
The Chaiyaphum Provincial Public Health Office is preparing to drill artesian wells to implement the measures of the Ministry of Public Health by reserving water for use for medical services and sufficient staff consumption for at least three days and requesting citizens to help save water. The hospitals are open for service as usual.