His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua and Her Majesty Queen Suthida Bajarasudhabimalakshana presented one biosafety mobile unit and 12 prototype unitson Monday July 6. The vehicles will be given to 12 health region offices nationwide. Medical personnel will use them to collect COVID-19 test specimens in schools, temples and communities safely and efficiently.
His Majesty the King also delivered a speech on the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Their Majesties the King and Queen have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation, and have expressed concern for the people’s health and well-being as well as the safety of medical personnel, who are on the front line of this pandemic. Their Majesties granted funds for the procurement of the biosafety mobile units. Each unit is equipped with a Class 1,000 Cleanroom facility, a temperature control system, an air filter system and a positive pressure and volume-controlled ventilation.
The vehicles also have glove boxes, an ozone generator to sterilize medical tools and equipment, as well as a microphone system to allow communication between medical personnel and patients. The vehicles have collected samples from 12,094 people in Bangkok and Nakhon Ratchasima province since May 2, 2020. They have been used to support medical operations while ensuring the safety of health care workers. (NNT)