Govt speeds up flood assistance in Prachin Buri Province

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BANGKOK, 12 October 2013 The government is speeding up help for the flood victims in Prachin Buri Province as the Provincial Public Health Office has now been relocated after heavy inundation. 

According to Public Health Minister Pradit Sintavanarong, government officials have been ordered to assist the victims in all flooded areas, adding that medical units have to be on 24 hour alert until the flood situation returns to normal, especially in the areas where the water level is high.

The minister also told the officials to keep a close watch on the flood situations in Prachin Buri, Sa Kaeo, and Chachoengsao as the inundation could last months before returning to its normal state.

The minister went on to say that Prachin Buri Provincial Public Health Office had to temporarily relocate, while Chao Phya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital had to transfer their patients to other hospitals due to the heavy flooding. Lastly, Minister Pradit said there have been 4 field hospitals set up in Prachin Buri to assist the people.