The Public Health Ministry is considering taking legal action against a number of COVID-19 patients who refused to be transferred to field hospitals for treatment.
Deputy public health minister Sathit Pitutecha said every COVID-19 patient must be taken care of by medical personnel from the Ministry of Public Health at a ministry medical facility, otherwise they violate the communicable disease law.
He explained that it was difficult to predict the severity of symptoms among those who contract COVID-19. Symptoms could get worse at any time making the risk greater for them if they are not closely monitored by ministry medical personnel. (NNT)