The on-going COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an increasing number of people infected with COVID–19. However, many infected patients are unable to stay at home for isolation. Therefore, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has set up community isolation centers to support COVID-19 patients in green group, isolating them from their families and providing them with care and treatment while waiting to be admitted to hospitals. This aims to prevent the spread of disease and infections among family members.
The BMA’s goal is to set up community isolation centers in all 50 districts, at least 1 center in 1 district, with cooperation and supports from all sectors, both government and private sectors, in arranging community isolation centers to cover the area of Bangkok Metropolis. These community isolation centers are for the purpose of accommodating COVID-19 patients screened and detected by sentinel surveillance and active case findings conducted by the Bangkok Comprehensive COVID-19 Response Teams (Bangkok CCRTs) who visited communities searching for COVID-19 patients using Antigen Test Kit (ATK).
At present the number of COVID-19 patients presenting with symptoms in yellow and red groups who need to have medical treatment in hospitals continues to surge daily; therefore, the BMA upgrades 7 community isolation centers to be quasi field hospitals to increase capacity in providing care and treatment and accommodating patients in yellow group that is now increasing as follows: 1. Chatuchak Happy Center, Chatuchak District; 2. Chaopraya Commercial Technological College Buildings, Ratchathewi District; 3. Sutthi Wararam Temple, Sathon District; 4. Zhong Guo Yan Shop, Lat Krabang District; 5. Chaloem Phrakiat 72 Phansa Sports Center, Min Buri District; 6. Srisudaram Temple (Sala Wichit Rattanasiri Wilai Building), Bangkok Noi District; and 7. Bang Khae Happy Center (Rueang Son), Bang Khae District.
This is the cooperation from all sectors provided to the BMA in order to control and prevent the spread of COVID-19 and increase capacity in providing care and treatment to all patients.