Ministry of Public Health affirms adequate medical care for demonstrators

September 2nd, 2008 - 3:29 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Minister of Public Health Chawarat Chanweerakul (ชวรัตน์ ชาญวีรกูล) revealed that the ministry has prepared medical teams comprised of personnel from various hospitals in Bangkok and surrounding provinces. The teams will work alongside rescue teams and volunteer organizations to aid in the medical care of citizens currently participating in rallies.

The medical personnel are working with the Erawan Medical Center in Bangkok and the Ministry of Public Health as instructed them to administer their best care to all those in need. Interim Director of the Narenthorn Center Surachate Satitniramai (สุรเชษฐ์ สถิตนิรามัย) has been chosen to be the liaison between the medical teams and the ministry.

Reports stated that some 43 people were injured in clashes between demonstrating groups last night with one fatality. Almost all have been sent for care in local hospitals.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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