Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul today presided over the grand opening of the 1,300-bed field hospital, “Samut Prakan Ruamjai 5 (WHA)”, at WHA Mega Logistics Center (Chonlaharnpichit KM. 4), managed by WHA Real Estate Management Co., Ltd. (WHART). This site will be used for the treatment of asymptomatic COVID-19 patients or those with mild symptoms, to control and prevent the spread of the virus.
At the opening ceremony held at WHA Mega Logistics Center (Chonlaharnpichit KM.4), Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul was joined by Mr. Wanchai Kongkasem, Samut Prakan Provincial Governor, Ms. Nantida Kaewbuasai, President of Samut Prakan Provincial Administrative Organization, and Ms. Jareeporn Jarukornsakul, Chairman and Group CEO of WHA Corporation Public Company Limited (WHA Group).
During the ceremony, Ms. Jareeporn Jarukornsakul, Chairman and Group CEO of WHA Corporation PCL, remarked that the number of COVID-19 cases in Samut Prakan was still on the rise, with both public and private hospitals running out of beds. “The two field hospitals in operation have already reached their full capacity and can no longer take in more patients. Samut Prakan authorities have been urgently looking for suitable locations to set up more field hospitals. Today, through the joint efforts of the Samut Prakan Provincial Administrative Organization, Samut Prakan Hospital, WHA Group and WHART, we are pleased to help establish this new facility that will treat local residents who test positive for COVID-19 but are asymptomatic or have only mild symptoms,” she said.
In line with the government’s efforts to curb the pandemic, WHART is pleased to contribute to the community’s well-being by offering one of its warehouse buildings to be used as a field hospital until September 30, 2021. With a usable area of approximately 10,000 sq m, and the capacity for 1,300 beds, the newly-opened Samut Prakan Ruamjai 5 (WHA) at WHA Mega Logistics Center (Chonlaharnpichit KM.4) strictly follows the security and health standards set by the government and the Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC). As the main hospital at the facility, Samut Prakan Hospital is ready to provide care and treatment for patients, aiming to control the spread of Covid-19 to communities and reduce hospitalization in patients with mild symptoms.