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PPAO eyes B98mn budget to buy Moderna vaccine for Phuket

PPAO eyes B98mn budget to buy Moderna vaccine for Phuket

PHUKET: Rewat Areerob, President of the Phuket Provincial Administrative Organisation (PPAO, or OrBorJor) today called for a budget of about B98 million from the central government in order to buy more than 89,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine from the Red Cross.

By The Phuket News

Thursday 22 July 2021, 06:01PM

Mr Rewat explained the move at a meeting at Phuket Provincial Hall this morning (July 21), chaired by Vice Governor Vikrom Jakthee.

The PPAO has already bought more than 5,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine from the Thai Red Cross.

At the meeting, Mr Rewat explained that the request for extra budget and support from the national government was to be spent on supporting the Phuket Sandbox scheme in August and September this year.

Thai Residential

​Mr Rewat explained that the PPAO wanted to ask for a budget of B109,058,600 to spend on three main projects to support the Sandbox scheme.

The first project is the swab testing of high-risk people in all three districts on the island, which would require a budget of B3.1mn, while the second project needed B7.7mn for medical equipment, venue rent, food to be used to support those whose incomes have been devastated by the COVID crisis, and other expenses.

However, the mainstay of the budget amounted to B98.258mn for the PPAO to buy 89,326 doses of Moderna vaccine from the national Red Cross.

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Bigaresort | 24 July 2021 - 07:21:18

I wish I could be part of this . I would love to help ! Horst

Christy Sweet | 23 July 2021 - 12:51:21

Whoops, there goes the pre paid 1,650 a dose to the profiteering private hospitals.  I saw on one  pharma site the doses were 500 baht. You can be sure profit will be  made off this calamity in any way possible. Reprehensible Thailand.  

Kurt | 23 July 2021 - 02:02:01

@Foot,  Yes, off factory is Moderna  B900. Perhaps now B1000 as the Thai Baht is devaluating a bit. Finally.

jsrit | 23 July 2021 - 00:11:27


Foot | 22 July 2021 - 23:08:42

 B98.258mn for the PPAO to buy 89,326 doses of Moderna.  About B1,000 PER DOSE?  Really?

Foot | 22 July 2021 - 18:51:58

No study needed that wastes time.  Just spend the money and get what's needed.


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