MPH directs 11 hospitals in flood risk areas to prepare mobile health units in case of emergency

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BANGKOK, 5 September 2014  -The Ministry of Public Health has directed 11 hospitals in flood risk areas to prepare mobile health units in case of emergencies.

After an over view of the flood situation, the Deputy of the Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Narong Sahametapat, said that 11 provinces should be closely observed, while 31 hospitals in the river basin area are being called on to prepare for flood emergencies 24/7. Moreover, the Ministry of Public Health has already supplied 52,000 first-aid kits to every affected province, while another 5,000 kits and 500 pairs of boots are being sent out in Sukhothai today. Meantime, as a result of the work of mobile health units in 11 provinces from 26th August to 4th September, 3,156 local people are already known to be in poor condition.

A Doctor of the Sukhothai Public Health Center, Dr. Somsak Nukuludompanich, said that although two districts in Sukhothai are already flooded, every Public Health Service Point still can support its local people on a regular basis. All the routes are still passable, and there are already two mobile health units in the field.