Deputy government spokesperson Ratchada Thanadirek reported that 1,250 beds were usable in four field hospitals in Bangkok, where 500 more beds will be added.
She added that the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation had urged universities with readiness to open field hospitals. The result was that there were 12,822 beds available at 37 field hospitals across the country.
In addition, the Ministry of Defence has procured over 5,000 beds in Bangkok and regional areas. These beds will be delivered to the Ministry of Public Health.
Rachada said that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has created a special team on Covid-19 vaccine procurement, led by Dr Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn.