The Thai Red Cross Society posted a message on Facebook after a group of doctors and nurses had come out to show their stance by hoisting up the Red Cross symbol. The society said a red cross on white background is a symbol of humanitarian aid that will always be impartial, meaning the Red Cross will provide medical services to everyone in need regardless of who they are or where they are from.
The humanitarian organization went on to say the symbol should be used for 2 purposes only. First, all personnel wearing the Red Cross symbol must not be harmed in any circumstances. And second, its purpose is to protect lives and health, while ensuring respect for all human beings. Therefore, the society is urging all sides not to use the protected symbol in the wrong way.