Mae Sot doctor denies elderly Covid-19 patient has died

A PHYSICIAN at Mae Sot Hospital confirmed that none of their patients had died of coronavirus and urged people to stop calling up and cursing the staff for covering up the news, Thai Rath newspaper reported this afternoon (Dec. 6, 2020) 

Reports had circulated that an elderly Thai man who was admitted to this hospital with severe Covid-19 symptoms had passed away.

However  Dr. Natthakarn Chomphan, or Doctor Beer, a physician at this hospital in Tak province bordering Myanmar posted a message on her personal Facebook page saying, “”none of the hospital’s Covid-19 patients has died. Fake news. You don’t have to call the hospital to ask, or call to curse the staff for covering up the news. Wait for the announcement.”

Meanwhile the Public Health Ministry issued a notice for all passengers of four flights on which Covid-19 patients had travelled to monitor themselves for any symptoms of this deadly disease for 14 days from the date of travel.

Should they have fever, runny nose, sore throat and loss of sense of smell or taste they should either call the department’s hotline, 1422, or contact the local public health office or go to the nearest hospital.

The four flights are:

– DD8717, Nok Air,  Nov. 28, 2020, at 1.40 p.m.

– SL533, Thai Lion Air, Nov. 29, 2020, at 10.30 a.m.

– WE137, Thai Smile Airways, Nov. 29, 2020, at 8:.30 p.m.

– SL545, Thai Lion Air,  Nov. 30, 2020, at 7. 15 p.m.


Top: A doctor performing Covid-19 test. Photo: Thai Rath

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