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Covid patients overflow into hospital car park as cases surge in Bangkok


Photos of Covid-19 patients lying in a hospital car park next to biohazard dumpsters underlined the critical shortage of beds in Bangkok on Friday.

The photos were posted on the Facebook page of “sleepless” celebrity medic Mor Lab Panda.

They reveal a chaotic scene as dozens of patients lie on mats or sit on plastic chairs in the car park of PMG Hospital. Some are sprawled close to orange biohazard dumpsters that are overflowing with dangerous waste. Liquid can be seen leaking from the biohazard bins.

The photos were taken by Facebook user Pawezi Naraporn.

A guard at the hospital said numerous people in the car park had been left waiting because of a shortage of ambulances.

 

Bangkok logged 2,195 new Covid-19 infections and 33 fatalities on Friday. Authorities in the capital have mandated home treatment for mild cases in a bid to ease the pressure on hospitals.

Published : July 16, 2021

By : The Nation