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Army hospital turns old ER ward into high-tech zone for Covid-19 patients


The Army’s Phramongkutklao Hospital has joined hands with King Monkut’s University of Technology Thonburi and Saijo Denki International to turn an old emergency ward in the hospital’s Prapasri Kamlang-ek building into a special ward for Covid-19 patients.

Army hospital turns old ER ward into high-tech zone for Covid-19 patients Army hospital turns old ER ward into high-tech zone for Covid-19 patients

This negative-pressure ward will feature technology that creates 100-per-cent fresh air for the safety of medical personnel and controls the temperature and humidity in line with the World Health Organisation and Centres for Disease Control and Prevention standards.

Army hospital turns old ER ward into high-tech zone for Covid-19 patients Army hospital turns old ER ward into high-tech zone for Covid-19 patients
Every bed in the ward will also be equipped with a high-tech pollution control system, ensuring patients breathe disinfected air.

Army hospital turns old ER ward into high-tech zone for Covid-19 patients
Though Phramongkutklao Hospital already has enough beds to accommodate Covid-19 patients, it has decided to renovate its old emergency ward in case the number of patients spikes.

Published : April 21, 2020

By : The Nation Photo Credit: Nation Photo by Korbphuk Phromrekha