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Samut Sakhon governor goes home after long and successful battle against Covid-19


Samut Sakhon Governor Verasak Vichitsangsri was discharged from Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok on Friday morning after undergoing treatment since December 28 following a Covid-19 infection.

Veerasak, 58, tested positive for Covid-19 in December and was hospitalised until Friday, while his province has become the country’s hotspot in the second Covid-19 wave, with a total of 16,995 positive cases reported so far.

Samut Sakhon governor goes home after long and successful battle against Covid-19

Dr Prasit Watanapa, dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Siriraj Hospital, told a press conference on Friday that Verasak had recovered and could resume his daily activities as normal.

Prasit added that during the treatment Verasak had been on a respirator two times, for 17 and 42 consecutive days respectively, the longest in hospital’s statistics.

Samut Sakhon governor goes home after long and successful battle against Covid-19

“I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and everyone for showing their support during my treatment, especially the people of Samut Sakhon, Phichit and Ang Thong provinces,” said Verasak.

“To be honest, I’m surprised that I finally made it after being unconscious for over 40 days.”

Samut Sakhon governor goes home after long and successful battle against Covid-19

Provincial deputy governor Theerapat Katchamat said that there would be restrictions on people meeting with the governor after his discharge so as to maintain social distancing and prevent the risk of re-infection.

Verasak is scheduled to return to his birthplace in Ang Thong to undergo physical therapy for around a month before he can return to work.

Samut Sakhon governor goes home after long and successful battle against Covid-19

 

Published : March 19, 2021

By : THE NATION