BANGKOK, 27 April 2011 (NNT) – Nine hospitals along the Thai-Cambodian border have been closed temporarily due to the ongoing clashes while mobile medical units have been sent out to take care of residents.
As violent confrontations between Thai and Cambodian troops continue, Minister of Public Health Jurin Laksanawisit reported that the operations of nine hospitals near the border in Surin and Buri Ram provinces had been suspended for the safety of staff members and patients alike. The hospitals comprise seven tambon health promotion hospitals and two community hospitals. Phanom Dong Rak Hospital is now only open for emergency cases and surgery while Kap Choeng Hospital has had most of its patients transferred to other hospitals and has allowed the rest to go home.
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