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Be responsible and tell the truth, Medical Council VP says

By THE NATION

 

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Professor Dr Prasit Wattanapha

 

People who have travelled overseas to locales with a high rate of Covid-19 infection must be socially responsible and be truthful to medical personnel to prevent its further spread in Thailand, the vice president of the Medical Council of Thailand said on Thursday (February 27).

 

Professor Dr Prasit Wattanapha, who is also dean of medicine at Mahidol University’s Siriraj Hospital, made the appeal at a conference he hosted.

 

“One of the main contributing factors in the outbreak is the lack of knowledge about healthcare and the prevention of communicable diseases among people who are at risk of exposure to the virus,” he said.

 

“If you travel to areas with a high infection rate such as China, Hong Kong, Macao, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Iran or Italy, you must quarantine yourself at home for 14 days upon returning and avoid crowds.”

 

Anyone with a fever, cough or troubled breathing should seek medical treatment immediately and tell the staff if they have travelled abroad recently, he said.

 

“It is simply socially responsible to disclose all relevant information, since failure to do so might jeopardise your own safety and that of your family and the public.”

 

During the 14-day self-quarantine, it’s also advisable to avoid shared rooms like the bedroom and bathroom and stay isolated as much as possible, preferably in properly ventilated room.

 

“Avoid physical contact with family members, especially elders or those with chronic disease. They should keep at least a metre away from you,” he said. “Wear a face mask and wash your hands often, and keep your personal items such as dishes, utensils, water glasses and towels separate from those used by others in the house.”

 

Stay alert to changes in body temperature – it should be no higher than 37.5 degrees Celsius when checked orally and 37C at the armpit – and any abnormalities in breathing, Prasit said.

 

Symptoms that appear abruptly such as coughing, a runny nose, a sore throat or increased respiration rate are signals that “you should immediately contact the nearest hospital or call the Department of Disease Control Hotline at 1422”.

 

Source: nationthailand.com/news/30382945

 

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-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2020-02-28

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

Be responsible and tell the truth, Medical Council VP says

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

Be responsible and tell the truth

Both at the same time? How?!?

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Given the outbreaks worldwide over the last week, your request is a little ironic Prasit.

 

No one believes for a minute that with open borders and probably the most visited place in the world by Chinese in the last month, that Thailand is not rife with infections.

 

...but then again, if you don't test, you can confirm...convenient.

 

Your time will come Prasit.

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Tell the truth? Uncharted territory...

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4 hours ago, Somtamnication said:

Let's make a deal: the govt is truthful then I will be truthful. 

That is all !

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