‘Medpark’ launches Going the Extra Mile, Extra Hours pilot service during the evening of Covid-19 vaccination for foreigners
On August 2, 2021, Med Park Hospital Launching the Going the Extra Mile, Extra Hours project to extend the time of vaccination against COVID-19 in the evening for foreigners residing in Thailand in order not to affect the plans of vaccination services to the general public which is in business hours every day without holidays The out-of-hours service project will operate from 18:00 to 22:00 between 2-9 August 2021.
Dr. Pongpat Patanavanich, MD Managing Director Med Park Hospital revealed that under the severe situation of the Covid-19 epidemic the more intense especially in Bangkok area Med Park Hospital Recognizing the importance of accelerating the need to build immunity for people to be safe This includes hundreds of thousands of foreigners, joining as one of three hospitals that provide vaccination services for COVID-19. to foreigners residing in Thailand through the Thailandintervac project which is in cooperation with Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Department of Disease Control Ministry of Health
However, in order not to affect the schedule of vaccination appointments of Thai people who have registered through the doctor ready system Med Park Hospital therefore extending the service time Under the Going the Extra Mile, Extra Hours program, immunizations are scheduled for foreigners from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. while general public vaccination service appointments will continue during normal business hours.
for vaccinating foreigners in this early stage Provided for pre-registered foreigners only. To comply with government allocated vaccines
Dr. Phongphat said that the implementation of the project It is to support the acceleration of vaccination according to the policy and allocation from the government. which the Department of Disease Control Ministry of Health Has clearly defined guidelines for vaccine administration and target groups in the urgent phase. by providing frontline medical personnel across the country who take care of patients with COVID-19 from corona virus infection Received the 3rd booster dose vaccine.
In addition, the focus is also on risk groups, both Thais and foreigners, namely the elderly aged 60 years and over and patients with 7 chronic diseases (chronic respiratory disease cardiovascular disease chronic renal disease stroke, cancer, diabetes and obesity), including pregnant women over 12 weeks of gestation.
Previously, Med Park Hospital has cooperated with the Department of Disease Control and Bangkok Implemented the ‘Save Doctors, Save People, Save Thailand’ project to expedite the distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations to members of the Thai Clinical Association, including Thai people in Bangkok. More than 80,000 vaccinations have been provided (as of the end of July) and it is expected that more than 100,000 Thais and foreigners will be vaccinated by September.
Dr. Phongphat said that under the crisis situation from the corona virus epidemic Especially the Delta species at the moment, helping to mobilize vaccines quickly and cover all groups. It is an important measure to support the government’s management approach with the goal of accelerating vaccination to at least 70% of the population in Bangkok and its vicinity. including more than 300,000 foreigners working in Bangkok to create group immunity This will help stop the spread of COVID-19. and reduce the impact on the public health system as well