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TCC prepares alternative sites for vaccination drive


The Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC) is planning to offer private sites to accommodate the soon-to-be-launched mass vaccination drive.

Sanan Angubolkul, chairman of the TCC board, said hospitals and clinics under the jurisdiction of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) may not be able to accommodate too many people at the same time.

He said new venues will be considered on the criteria of convenience, ease of access, connection with public transport, sufficient parking and ability to accommodate at least 2,000 people per day. There should also be enough space to ensure social distancing and enough seats for people waiting for their turn.

All facilities will be linked to medical personnel and emergency services will be prepared to deliver urgent cases to hospital within 15 minutes.

“Businesses under TCC have proposed 49 sites across Bangkok, including hotels and shopping malls. Once we have surveyed the sites, a report will be presented to the BMA to choose the seven most suitable sites. If this proves successful, TCC will apply the same technique in different provinces. So far, 234 businesses across the nation have offered their sites as vaccination venues,” he said.

Published : April 13, 2021

By : The Nation