BMA permanent secretary Silpasuay Raweesangsoon said that 1,930 patients were being treated, 27 patients had been transferred to hospitals unaffiliated with BMA and 22 patients had died.
Of the 1,930 hospitalised patients, 307 were in hospitals under the BMA, 1,311 in field hospitals and 312 in hospitels. She said 731 beds were still available at field hospitals and and 282 in hospitels.
"To deal with the increasing number of Covid-19 cases, the BMA has arranged medical personnel, supplies and facilities -- hospitals, field hospitals and "hospitels" -- to take care of both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients," she said.
She added that Erawan Emergency Medical Services Centre had cooperated with agencies to speed up patient transportation to ensure that no patients were waiting to be taken to medical facilities.
"From April 10 to May 8, the centre admitted 4,159 patients to medical facilities, of whom 2,892 were sent to medical facilities under the BMA and 1,267 were sent to hospitals unaffiliated with the authority," she added.
Published : May 09, 2021
By : The Nation