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- Thailand Bangkok COVID-19 patients waiting to be referred to a treatment facility are isolated in converted train cars.
- This isolation center will be set up in the Bang Sue Grand Station electrical train depot.
- Work on installing mosquito nets and external toilets and connecting the wagons to electricity and water continues.
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) are now working to open an isolation center for COVID-19 patients in the Bang Sue Grand Station electric train depot.
Thailand’s governor pole. General Aswin Kwanmuang said the facility will serve as a pre-admission center for asymptomatic COVID-19 patients in Bangkok awaiting referral to a treatment facility.
Currently, 15 non-air-conditioned sleeping cars are being converted into isolation wards. Each cart can accommodate up to 16 patients using only the lower bunk. Work is being carried out on the installation of mosquito nets on the windows, the connection of the wagons to the electricity and water networks, as well as the installation of external toilets.
He said the project was initiated by the Minister of Transportation, Saksayam Chidchob, who ordered the State Railways of Thailand and Bangkok City Council to jointly set up a new patient isolation facility.