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Pattaya rescue units refusing ill patients due to Covid-19 fears

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PATTAYA:--The Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan Foundation will stop taking sick people to the hospital and only respond to road accidents for fear of paramedics catching Covid-19.

 

Rescue Unit chief Prasit Thongtidcharoen said March 20 that while the foundation is regularly disinfecting its ambulances, rescue vehicles and equipment, it cannot guarantee the safety of its volunteers and employees nor be confident that everyone transported in those vans won’t be exposed to the deadly virus.

 

Ironically, 20 Sawang Boriboon paramedics just two days earlier went through training from the National Institute of Emergency Medicine on how to protect themselves from the virus as the NIEM works to form 100 coronavirus-response teams across the country with at least one from each of Thailand’s 77 provinces.

 

Read more: https://www.pattayamail.com/featured/pattaya-rescue-units-refusing-ill-patients-due-to-covid-19-fears-292332

-- PATTAYA MAIL 2020-03-25—

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Only special equipped emergy cars and people should transport people with infections but can't tefuse others! Otherwise don't need the service of an ambulance!!

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lets be honest - this is not the west or anywhere near a modern infrastructure, it is what it is

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7 hours ago, geriatrickid said:

In fairness, these volunteers  do not have the appropriate protection so it is unfair to ask them to put themselves and their families and other patients at risk.

Nor do they have the correct training for moving motor accident victims but hey ho, this is Thailand. 

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9 hours ago, geriatrickid said:

In fairness, these volunteers  do not have the appropriate protection

Neither do taxi drivers, or everyone one in the back of baht bus.  

 

They have to get to hospital somehow.   

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2 hours ago, justin case said:

so on to the baht bus or taxi ?

Exactly. (cough cough) 

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I've just read about people in Spain protesting about having infected people moved near them...throwing rocks and blocking roads....as it worsens so will people's reactions....Outbreak the movie defines our pending situation perfectly

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