PHUKET: The first case of COVID-19 from a dark red zone province arrived on the island yesterday (July 16) as part of the “Bring Phuket People Home” project to help infected people receive treatment medical in Phuket.
A Phuket resident has been transferred from Bangkok to the island to receive COVID-19 treatment. Photo: PR Phuket
The head of the Phuket Field Hospital at Prince of Songkhla University (PSU), Dr Bussaya Santisan, explained that it was a woman who worked in Bangkok and was found to be infected July 13. inform him of the availability of beds in one of the hospitals.
One of the woman’s parents contacted staff at the Phuket Field Hospital and asked to bring their daughter back to the island for treatment. The relative then contacted an ambulance in Bangkok to take the woman back, and medical staff picked her up from the Phuket checkpoint. The woman was then taken directly to the Phuket Field Hospital.
âThe Bring Phuket People Home project came after medical staff realized that there were insufficient beds in the dark red and red zone provinces where the number of infected cases has rapidly increased. So our staff at the Phuket Field Hospital stepped in to help alleviate the workload of the doctors and bring the people of Phuket home, âsaid Dr Bussaya.
âTo be redeemed on the island, an infected person must have an address in Phuket, test positive for COVID-19 and be unable to find a hospital bed. The cases should also be viewed as green patients who do not have a lung infection, âshe added.
Dr Bussaya explained that the province plans to receive no more than 10 cases per day.
âRight now we only have 30 patients in the field hospital where there are 170 beds and the medical staff are on standby for 24 hours,â Dr Bussaya said.
“However, anyone infected in Phuket who cannot find a bed and wants to receive treatment in Phuket can call us on 076-377686 from 8:30 am to 6 pm,” she added.
The documents needed are: and an ID card, a COVID-19 test, x-ray results, a medical history report and a relative’s home for a 14-day quarantine after treatment.