WITH almost 180 student officers at Provincial Police Training Centre Region 7 at Ratchaburi province having all got infected with coronavirus in one go, their families wonder how this could have happened when these students have not been out of the compound for five months while also concerned about the medical treatment they will receive, Amarin TV said today (Nov. 22).
This TV station’s reporters contacted the training centre at Phrai Sadao subdistrict, Pak Tho district, and were told there are 500 people there including housekeepers, trainers and cooks.
So far 179 student officers and three cooks have got infected. All those at this centre have been divided into three groups – those infected, those who had contact with an infected person and those not infected.
Pak Tho Hospital has sent a mobile X-ray unit to check the lungs of everyone at the centre and results are awaited. However seven student officers had started showing signs of fatigue and they were admitted to the hospital for assessment.
Of the remaining, those displaying green stage symptoms will remain at the camp’s isolation station while those with yellow or red symptoms will be separated.
Public Health Ministry officials have gone in to take care of this large number of student officers but it is still being investigated as to how the infection spread there.
This provincial police training centre also reassured through a message on its Facebook page that all relevant agencies have cooperated to the best of their ability to ensure that the student officers receive the best medical care.
Meanwhile the Public Health Ministry said that there were 6,428 Covid cases and 49 deaths in the 24 hours to this morning (Nov. 22) taking the cumulative confirmed total since the start of the pandemic to 2,071,009.
Of the new batch of cases 5,732 emerged in the surveillance and healthcare systems, 133 were found through proactive search in communities, 553 fell sick in prisons and detention centres while 10 foreign arrivals tested positive for infection.
Another 7,882 patients were cured taking total recoveries to 1,964,805 while 85,768 are still undergoing treatment with 1,595 in severe condition and 382 requiring ventilators.
Today’s 49 fatalities raised the death toll to 20,436 while 88,989,235 doses of Covid vaccines have been administered nationwide so far.
Signs at Provincial Police Training Centre Region 7. Top photo: Matichon, Home Page photo: Facebook