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Thai hospitals ordered to prepare for Songkran road accidents

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BANGKOK, 7 April 2011 (NNT) – The Ministry of Public Health has asked all hospitals nationwide to stay alert around the clock to deal with emergency cases during Songkran Festival, which is likely to begin as early as 11 April 2011 and last until 17 April.

Public Health Minister Jurin Laksanawisit stated that he has assigned all 875 hospitals across the country to reserve blood and ensure that operation rooms and emergency wards are ready to handle frequent accidents during the Festival.

The minister added that 9,860 emergency medical teams are ready to be dispatched around the clock throughout the festival. He targeted that at least 80% of the emergency teams must reach scenes of accident within 15 minutes of each call, in order to rescue the victims in time.

Read more: NNT

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