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Immigration Bureau sets up field hospital to tend to quarantined migrants


The Immigration Bureau will set up a temporary field hospital to accommodate the 1,615 migrants being quarantined.

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Of the migrants, 490 are at the Bang Khen Immigration quarantine centre, while the rest are at the Suan Phlu Immigration Office.

Apart from the 370 men and 23 women testing positive in the Bang Khen immigration office, one police officer also picked up the virus and is undergoing treatment at the Police Hospital.

Immigration commissioner Sompong Chingduan said the 393 patients from Bang Khen quarantine centre will be moved to the field hospital set up at the Royal Thai Police Sport Club on Wednesday.

The relocation of patients will be overseen by the Department of Disease Control (DDC), while a medical team from Samut Sakhon Hospital will be at hand to tend to the patients.

DDC director Dr Sophon Iamsirithaworn said the patients will be separated into three groups – the newly infected, those infected for a while and those who have been infected before.

Most of the patients are of working age and have mild symptoms. He said it will take up to four weeks to have the situation under control before patients will be assessed again.

Published : March 23, 2021

By : The Nation