Thailand’s Department of Disease Control (DDC) has formed a team of “Super Riders” to deliver medical kits to COVID-19 patients, as part of the home isolation program, which allows some patients to recover at home.
DDC Director-General Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong said each kit contains paracetamol, green chiretta herbal medicine, a thermometer, an oxygen pulse fingertip oximeter, surgical masks and hand sanitizer, noting that more than 100 kits have been delivered to date.
He said the DDC has also asked the Institute for Urban Disease Control and Prevention to work with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to conduct COVID-19 screening for at-risk groups at Thupatemi Stadium, Rajamangala Stadium and the Army Club. The goal is to test up to 4,000 people per day using antigen test kits, with those testing positive undergoing RT-PCR tests to confirm the results.
According to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), the number of patients in home isolation in Bangkok reached almost 100,000 as of August 5th and 232 centers have been set up to look after them.
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