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Thailand: Public Health Ministry to Lower Casualties from Road Accidents during Year-end Holidays


Bangkok: The Ministry of Public Health has prepared 160,000 strong medical personnel to deal with road accidents during the year-end holidays nationwide.  Thailand has for a long time experienced a high number of casualties from road accidents during major holidays, including the New Year. In 2013 the death toll from road accidents during the 7-dangerous days surrounding the New Year was 365 people, while the number of injuries was 3,329.  In an attempt to bring the casualties down, the Ministry of Public Health will put 160,000 doctors and nurses and related personnel at 1,500 hospitals, both public and private, on duty between 2
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Thailand: 26 Medical Aid Stations Put on Standby


Bangkok: Twenty-six medical-aid stations have been set up under the Public Health Ministry's supervision to provide emergency care to anti-government protesters, who will converge around Bangkok on January 13 Monday, the ministry's permanent secretary Dr Narong Sahametapat said yesterday. He added that the medical stations were ready with all the relevant equipment and blood supplies. Narong also advised patients suffering from non-serious illnesses or those needing to top up their normal prescriptions to postpone their appointments, though he added that government hospitals will continue as per normal. He was speaking at a ministry press co
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Thailand: First Aid Programme Held in Naklua


A 3 day First Aid training programme came to an end on March 02 Sunday afternoon at the Sawang Boriboon Foundation in Naklua.  The programme, held in association with the Queen Sirikit Hospital in Sattahip, was organised for staff members of the Foundation and all its volunteers, plus invited teams made up from Traffic Police, Fire Brigade and Security Guards in the area. They all learned hands on about the latest techniques in First Aid and how to deal with people traumatized after being involved in an accident.
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Thailand: Hospitals Told to Draw upContingency Plans


Bangkok: The Public Health Ministry has told hospitals nationwide to draw up back-up plans in times of crisis, while reminding all sides that hospitals must be violence-free areas.  The Ministry of Public Health has ordered all hospitals under its supervision to be fully prepared for any and unexpected incidents, including electricity blackout, water outage, and evacuation.  According to the ministry’s guideline, if a power outage lasts longer than 24 hours, the hospital should seek assistance from a hospital nearby and if an evacuation is needed, emergency patients should be the first ones on the list.     
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Thailand: Erawan Center is ready for Emergency Situation


Bangkok: The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration's Erawan Emergency Centre has said more than 40 mobile medical teams are ready to take care of protesters joining the anti-government marching on March 29 Saturday. Those teams have been stationed along streets that the People's Democracy Reform Committee, led by Suthep Thuagsuban, would march through; from Lumpini Park to Rama V monument. A spate of protest-related violence embroiling Thailand over the past three months has killed more than 20 people and injured more than 700.  The Erawan center has also said it ready for any emergency situation in Bangkok and its vicinity duri
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