Flu Epidemic: Ministry of Public Health Under Fire
September 24, 2023 at 3:39 pm
Korat, Thailand – In a scathing announcement, Dr. Jiraruj, a prominent pediatrician specializing in respiratory diseases at Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima Hospital, has publicly criticized the Ministry of Public Health, labeling it as nothing more than a paper tiger. The outburst comes as Thailand battles a widespread flu epidemic that has overwhelmed hospitals and schools alike.
Dr. Jiraruj expressed frustration over the lack of effective measures taken by the Ministry in controlling the current outbreak. Despite repeated warnings and notifications about the flu virus and the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), the Ministry’s response has been disheartening, according to the pediatrician.
The Ministry of Public Health had previously declared influenza as an epidemic that required close monitoring since 2019. However, Dr. Jiraruj asserts that their response has fallen short, especially in educational settings.
The dire situation in schools is of particular concern. Dr. Jiraruj revealed that in one classroom alone, out of 36 students, a staggering 27 were afflicted with flu-like symptoms. With such high numbers, the pediatrician suggested that implementing a school break may provide the best solution to curb the spread of the virus.
Expressing disappointment in the Ministry’s lack of control over the situation, Dr. Jiraruj made a plea for transparency regarding the availability of Tamiflu, an antiviral medication commonly used to treat influenza. The pediatrician called on authorities to disclose the quantity of Tamiflu reserves stored in government warehouses and other privately-owned facilities, ensuring that there would be no shortage of the much-needed drug.
Furthermore, the flu epidemic is not the only viral threat faced by the country. The respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and human metapneumovirus (HMPV) have also been spreading rapidly, resulting in a surge of children requiring intensive care. The implications of this alarming situation cannot be ignored.
Dr. Jiraruj highlighted the urgent need for a school closure to contain the flu and RSV outbreak. Despite pleas from parents, the schools have continued to operate, exposing students and staff to further risks. The dire circumstances call for immediate action.
The pediatrician drew parallels to the country’s response during the COVID-19 pandemic, emphasizing the importance of learning from past mistakes. Dr. Jiraruj lamented the lack of a proactive approach in the education system, stating that the welfare of children should be prioritized over all else.
As flu symptoms, including fever, headache, muscle aches, cough, sore throat, and physical fatigue continue to be reported, it is evident that the situation requires swift and comprehensive action. The Ministry of Public Health must take immediate steps to ensure the safety and well-being of the population.
flu epidemic Doctors post angrily, announcing that the Ministry of Public Health is just a paper tiger. Also check how much medicine is left in the warehouse.
September 24, 2023 at 3:39 pm
Korat, flu epidemic, Dr. Jiraruj posts an angry announcement. The Ministry of Public Health is just a paper tiger. Also check how much Tamiflu medication is left in the warehouse. Once you get the information, don’t be surprised. In some classes there are 36 children, 27 of whom are sick, and a school break seems like the best solution. Influenza outbreaks Dr. Jiraru Chomchom, pediatrician specializing in respiratory diseases Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima Hospital Express your opinion through your personal Facebook page. Have been informed about the outbreak of the flu virus and RSV virus many times. Most recently today (24 September 2023) Dr Chiruruj brought an announcement from the Ministry of Public Health. This defines infectious influenza diseases that must be monitored from 2019. Influenza is an epidemic. Address in the announcement of the Ministry of Public Health It is a disease that must be monitored. But now it is a paper tiger. The viewer continues to watch. He came across it, but he couldn’t control it because of the destination, especially the school. I don’t think there is anything to control. Past lessons from Covid Learned nothing The defenders defended until they had nowhere to go. He will take the patient for treatment I want you to try asking. Now the antiviral drug Tamiflu continues. How much more is there in the treasury? Whether from the Government Pharmaceutical Organization or other private entities Having obtained the information. there won’t be a shortage You don’t have to be surprised. This does not include other viruses such as RSV and HMPV, which are now spreading, bringing children to the ICU every day Dr Jirarut said: This time is the school break. This seems to be the best solution for the outbreak of flu and rsv In some classes, 36 students are already sick, 27 of them are sick, and the remaining 9 people, their parents have asked to close the school, but they still let them come to study. The homeroom teacher in the class also had the flu, but it didn’t matter because there was a student teacher to help instead. Until parents have to decide not to allow their children to go to school. One message also states that “I would like to use the very pitiful word, like a war that refuses to raise the white flag. (That is, close the school, break the cycle, spread the epidemic) but send soldiers to be injured on the battlefield. in vain Let’s try to reverse this issue. If these viruses affect adults causing the death of an adult the closing of the school would probably start with the first two people being infected. As during Covid The education system of this country It is really appropriate to be a country that loves children on the 2nd Saturday of January only, for the announcement of the Ministry of Public Health. Flu symptoms have also been reported, including fever, headache, muscle aches, cough, sore throat, and physical fatigue. and there may be a stuffy nose or conjunctivitis
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