Ramathibodi Hospital has announced the suspension of all elective surgery appointments and some ward services, with the exception of emergency cases, until further notice.
The suspensions are part of the three measures announced yesterday by Dr. Surasak Leela-udomlee, director of the hospital, citing that the soaring number of infections among the medical, which has now reached about 300, and the hospital’s overwhelming workload taking care of about 1,000 hospitalized COVID-19 patients, 350 patients in home isolation and 200 others waiting to be admitted for treatment.
The third measure is the scaling down of out-patient examination and telemedicine services and postal deliveries of medicine.
Dr. Surasak admitted that the hospital’s capacity to take care of patients is approaching its limit, due to the increase in the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in a steady increase in infected people seeking medical treatment.
The hospital is concerned about the welfare of the people and its own medics, he said, as he wished them to remain safe from the disease and advised everyone to abide strictly by basic health safety measures.
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