BMA Covid-19 response team sweeps through 201 Bangkok communities
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA)’s Comprehensive Covid-19 Response Team (CCRT) tested 7,444 people living in 201 communities over Thursday and Friday, BMA’s permanent secretary Silapasuay Raweesangsorn said on Sunday.
The team also vaccinated 4,683 people and worked on boosting awareness among community residents, she added.
The BMA has set up 24 community isolation centres, and “plans to set one up in all 50 districts of the capital”, said Silapasuay.
In a bid to contain the spread of Covid-19, the Department of Health, in cooperation with several government, private agencies and CCRT, has been testing seniors, patients with a chronic condition and pregnant women since Thursday (July 15).
The tests are conducted using rapid antigen kits and if positive, the patient will receive initial treatment before being sent to hospital, an isolation centre or advised to isolate at home. Those isolating at home will be provided with a special kit including Fah Talai Jone (Andrographis Paniculata) pills, a thermometer and an oximeter.