The King Prahadhipok Memorial Hospital in Chantaburi province is faced with a challenging crisis of more than 109 covid-19 cases in less than 4 days. This is seemingly challanging as the hospital does not have the appropriate equipment to combat the virus. Many of the patients are currently in a vulnerable situation and the hospital is in a state of emergency due to lack equipement. With covid-19 numbers expected to rise, the situation in Thailand is not getting better. We humbly reach out to ask for your solidarity and kind support for donation to gather the needed resources to contribute in reinforcing the capacity of the hospitals.
The hospital is in need of the following equipment:
- Portable x-ray Digital with AI
-Air Purifier HEPA filter (26)
-Automatic Autoclave (4)
-Biological Safety Carbinet (4)
-Powered Air Purifying Respirators (10)
On May 9 at 10:00 am, the situation of the epidemic of COVID-19 in Chanthaburi province, the number of infected cases remains. From the continued increase in proactive screening Especially during 6-8 May '64, Chanthaburi Province, a new cluster was found from the detection of new infected people. It is a group of all African jewelers.
By the latest information Communicable Disease Control Center, Chanthaburi Province has reported the situation. The epidemic of COVID-19 on May 9, 64 found 36 additional cases.
As a result, now Chanthaburi has a cumulative total of 442 cases, 148 cases of cured.
In summary the situation New cluster group Black-skinned gem merchant Infected with COVID-19 in Chanthaburi Province, information from Chanthaburi Public Health informs that the detained black Additional COVID infection During May 6-9, '64, for a total of 4 days, a black person was infected with COVID-19. Total of 109 people
There are different nationalities of color including Guinea / Mali
Nationality / Cote d'Ivoire / and Gambian nationality. Divided according to where they live At New Orleans / Safflé Communities / Silaporn Village 1, 2 and Sai Thong Village Pailin House, Muang District, Chanthaburi Province, while public health confirmed the infection detected in this new cluster. Not an African or Indian breed
By today Chanthaburi Public Health Office And related agencies Bring a mobile aseptic examination room With a team of medical personnel Phrapokklao Hospital Joint Provincial Public Health and Song Pee Nong Hospital has set up a proactive screening point. Among the Africans As well as 250 Chanthaburi people who trade with Africans at the Sunday Buddhist Center at Wat Mai, Chanthaburi. To accelerate the prevention and stop the epidemic
While Major General Charan Chitchuun, Deputy Chief of Police 3, Deputy Chief of Police, Chanthaburi Province, along with Lt. Col. Sawat Chotiraphat, Deputy Director General Chanthaburi Immigration Traveled to take care of the safety and facilitate the people of color Who came to be screened today
He spoke with Mr. Cewse, an African leader who trades gems and jewelry in Chanthaburi Province, in requesting cooperation for all Africans to comply with the announcement. Royal Decree to prevent the spread of COVID Both from the central and in parts of Chanthaburi Province strictly If found a violation Will not allow to continue with the visa.
While Mr. Cewse (Cewse), the African leader, revealed that The cause of the COVID-19 outbreak Among many black people gem merchants Caused by some merchants of colored gems Infected by people who trade by gemstones And then came together to worship during the fasting tradition of Ramadan. Causing the infection to spread rapidly
However, I feel sorry to create a burden for the people of Chanthaburi Province in order to show their responsibility. African jewelers in Chanthaburi have now been notified via the LINE application. To comply with the requirements of The epidemic Act strictly By having to stay at home for 14 days and refrain from joining the prayer groups To do at home As for the colored pebble merchants living in Bangkok Or other provinces To refrain from traveling to Chanthaburi Province by continuing to live in the place of residence.
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