His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua and Her Majesty Queen Suthida Bajrasudhabimalalakshana give the medical equipment to organizations under the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) and the Non-MOPH Medical Service Units to alleviate the shortage of medical equipment and increase the capability and efficiency of healthcare and treatment for COVID-19 patients.
On January 21, 2021, Pol.Gen. Aswin Kwanmuang, Governor of Bangkok, presided over the ceremony of receiving the royal medical equipment from His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen to deal with the COVID-19 situation in Bangkok. In this regard, the Governor of Bangkok opened a cone of flowers to pay obeisance to the royal portraits of His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen and to receive the royal medical equipment. Later, the Governor gave a speech expressing his gratitude for the royal medical equipment given to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA)’s affiliated hospitals to tackle the outbreak of COVID-19. It will ease the shortage of medical equipment and increase the capacity and efficiency of healthcare and treatment for COVID-19 patients.
The royal medical equipment given to the BMA’s affiliated hospitals includes 70,000 units of personal protective equipment (PPE). In this amount, it consists of 40,000 Isolation Gowns, 10,000 Coverall Gowns and 20,000 Reusable Isolation Gowns. The PPE will be used, by the BMA Medical Service Department, for the treatment of COVID-19 cases, patients in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or Critical Care Unit (CCU) and patients with medical emergency during the COVID-19 pandemic with best care and full efforts.