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Samut Sakhon preps 500-bed field hospital for Bangkok Covid patients


After the Interior Ministry asked provincial governors to aid national disease-control efforts, Samut Sakhon province is preparing 500 field-hospital beds for patients from Bangkok.

The capital is at the epicentre of the country’s third wave of Covid-19, recording 901 new cases and four deaths on Monday.

As part of efforts to contain the Bangkok outbreak, Samut Sakhon deputy governor Surasak Ponyangsong led an inspection of field hospitals in the province on Monday. Surasak checked beds and other facilities designated for hundreds of Covid-19 patients from Bangkok, 40 kilometres to the northeast.

The field hospitals should be ready to receive Bangkok patients from Wednesday.

Published : April 26, 2021

By : The Nation