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No field hospital escapees, but drugs found, says Phuket Governor

No field hospital escapees, but drugs found, says Phuket Governor

PHUKET: Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew has claimed that no COVID-19 patients have escaped any field hospitals in Phuket, but has ramped up the number of security personnel after drugs were found at one of the compounds.

By The Phuket News

Tuesday 31 August 2021, 12:51PM

“For the news about the patients fleeing from a field hospital that was posted on social media, our police, military officers and relevant officials have checked and found that no patients have fled from any field hospital,” Governor Narong said at a mass assembly of Phuket police gathered at the Phuket Emergency Operation Center at the Phuket Provincial Police headquarters in Phuket Town yesterday (Aug 30).

“However, officers found that illegal drugs had been smuggled to patients at one of the field hospitals. We will add more officers standing by at field hospitals and other venues,” Governor said. 

“This mass assembly aims to make you understand among officers to work strictly under the provincial orders to help reduce the number of infections among Thai and migrant workers in Phuket. Police can charge those who violate the orders,” he said. 

Phuket Provincial Police Deputy Commander Col Chaiwat Uikham who also presented in the mass assembly explained that. 

“Since April when the third wave of the pandemic started, we found many clusters among migrant workers who work at markets, on fishing boats and at piers, as well as construction sites and their accommodations,” he said. 

“The Phuket government issued provincial order no 4977/2564 on Saturday [Aug 29] to control the migrant workers who do not stay in their camps, factories or other places of work,” he said.

“We have set up teams to patrol and search for migrant workers who do not follow the order. Officers will go out to promote the order and remind workers and their employers about the order and charges,” he added.

“This work will be a collaboration among officers from the Royal Thai Navy Third Area Command, Phuket Employment Office, Phuket Office of Labour Protection and Welfare, Phuket Public Health Office, Phuket Immigration and local residents,” he said.

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Kurt | 03 September 2021 - 07:46:40

Typical nonsense order about migrant workers. They are allowed to work at markets ( virus spreaders!), piers, boats, construction sites. live at accommodation together with Thai workers. What more you need for virus spreading? To contain migrant workers to these places were also Thai work doesn't prevent virus spreading. The migrant worker as scape goat again.

Christy Sweet | 01 September 2021 - 10:42:50

I agree Kurt, what is the percentage of migrant workers and will this order to incarcerate people testing positive apply  to western foreigners-and if not, why not? Plenty appear to be breaking rules just like migrant workers. 

Christy Sweet | 01 September 2021 - 10:26:33

I'll bleat again to clarify-   I'm wary of being tested- because it may lead 
 to incarceration, so probably are others. I had made a comment (on another thread I realize) about 4 western foreigners in the Mission Hosp. waiting room  with masks dangling under the nose, two of whom  were not even covering the upper mouth. Either staffers didn't notice, or wouldn't say anything to t...

JohnC | 01 September 2021 - 09:13:42

Speaking of hysterical nonsense. mr kurt is on a roll today.

JohnC | 01 September 2021 - 09:11:50

Bet we all know how those drugs got there and who they would have come from. If you climb the ladder high enough you will find that the very people locking you up are selling you the drugs too. A captive market just ripe for the picking.

Kurt | 01 September 2021 - 03:14:41

Time that Phuket Officialdom differentiate infection numbers in Thai- and migrant workers. To justify their 'knowledge' that migrant workers are those needed to finger point too as virus spreaders.. I don't believe Thai Officials scape goat suggestions. Prove it! Always that: 'Not us Thai'.

Kurt | 01 September 2021 - 00:12:15

No hospital escape said Governor ( 12:51PM). Oi, but some drugs found. Oh-Oh. Underlines with a thai opera photo RTP parade, keeping them away from normal duties, while the Navy police guard that hospital. At 05:47 PM, Gosh yes, there were escapes. But they came back. What a Thai bulk  childish charade hysteric nonsense sold in just 1 day.

Fascinated | 31 August 2021 - 19:56:28

Oh no they didn't, oh yes they did'- anyone familiar with pantomime will get this. 

What does Ms Sweet's latest bleat have to do with the above story Mr Ed? Clickbait?

christysweet | 31 August 2021 - 16:55:07

The reason I was at Mission was Vachira insisted upon A Covid test before I could obtain a simple skin biopsy. Left skid marks getting outta there. Last thing I need now is imprisonment.

PAsh | 31 August 2021 - 14:58:06

Its all getting very sinister in Thailnd. Escaing frma Hospital where your sent even if your not ill..  Is a very slippery slope. 


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