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Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob informed the public that unused areas of Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports will be utilized for setting up field hospitals. The arrangement of another 7,000 beds was being made because of the current COVID-19 situation causing a large number of patients to wait for treatment. He added that the Government has finalized an arrangement with Airports of Thailand (AOT), which offered the areas of the airports that were currently not in operation to allow the field hospitals on a temporary lease. According to Mr. Saksayam, the Suvarnabhumi Airport field hospital will open for service around August and will be able to accommodate more than three times the number of patients at Bussarakham Hospital at Impact Muang Thong Thani in Nonthaburi Province, while Don Mueang Airport is in the process of preparing a warehouse for the setting up of a field hospital, which will contain approximately 2,000 beds for patients with mild symptoms.

13 July 2021 (Readers 49)

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