4 Sattahip hospitals, Navy mobilize to handle Songkran injured

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With expectations that thousands of people again being killed or injured while celebrating the Thai New Year, medical personnel from four Sattahip-area hospitals joined paramedics and Royal Thai Navy officials in training exercises to handle the casualties.

Queen Sirikit Medical Center Director Rear Adm. Panlert Klaewtanong led the April 8 workshop for doctors and nurses from Sattahip Km. 10 Hospital, Wat Yan Sang Wararam Hospital and Apakornkiatwong Hospital. They were joined by personnel from the Rojanathamsathan Rescue Foundation and Sattahip Naval Base.

Actresses play their roles as injured tourists during the training exercises. Actresses play their roles as injured tourists during the training exercises.

The seminar covered not only emergency response, but collaboration between the various facilities to handle the expected large numbers of victims of road accidents and other Songkran-related incidents.

Through the first four days of the seven-day holiday, 159 people were killed nationwide and more than 2,000 people hurt in vehicle-related accidents.