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    Mongkut Wattana hospital to reject COVID patients dumped on the doorstep

    The director of Bangkok’s Mongkut Wattana Hospital has issued a stern warning to those who attempt to jump the admissions queue by dumping COVID-19 infected people at the hospital without advance coordination, in hope of being admitted, saying he means business and will not tolerate such a practice.


    In the wake of the surge in patients needing admission for medical treatment and the acute shortage of hospital beds, Maj-Gen Rianthong Nanna explained in his Facebook post today about the need to enforce order in the management of hospital beds and to prioritise of patients, to prevent chaos over hospital beds among the sick and their relatives.


    He said that, if the Mongkut Wattana Hospital, and its affiliated Palang Paendin field hospital, have to admit all COVID-19 patients, including those who arrive at the hospitals without advance notification or arrangement demanding immediate admission, it would be very unfair to other patients who are on the waiting list.


    “Every relative of a patient claims their case is urgent. Chaos will ensue and this is a form of selfishness which I will not accept,” said Dr. Rianthong, adding “I have to be decisive and may show no mercy under such circumstances, which is akin to a public disaster.”


    He also threatened to take legal action against those who dump the sick patients at his general and field hospitals, adding “do not try me during this public disaster. I am reasonable for managing the public disaster. There are losses in a public disaster, like losses in a war. This must be acceptable. We cannot save every life, but we must try our best with reason,” he said.


    Mongkut Wattana hospital to reject COVID patients "dumped" on the doorstep | Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    This must be acceptable
    Au contraire mon frère. Qu'ils mangent de la brioche.
    Liberté, égalité, fraternité!

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    I am reasonable for managing the public disaster. There are losses in a public disaster, like losses in a war. This must be acceptable.

    Holy crap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    waiting list.
    They don't quite get it
    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Au contraire mon frère. Qu'ils mangent de la brioche.
    Liberté, égalité, fraternité!
    Deux biere, s'il vous plait

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    Maj-Gen Rianthong Nanna

    Sounds familiar. Now where have I heard that name before? Ahh yes:-


    Ultra-royalist Dr Rienthong resurfaces to crush ‘enemies of Thai monarchy’


    Early this year, he also publicly told red shirts and those associated with the now-defunct Future Forward Party to not conduct any business or receive services from his hospital.

    Since resigning from the Army in 2007 to take charge of his family-owned hospital, Rienthong has been fierce, outspoken and clear in his stance as the head of the pro-monarchy camp.

    In 2013, he founded the so-called Rubbish Collection Organisation to heap pressure on lese majeste suspects while also promoting Royal projects.

    The “rubbish collectors” now have more than 300,000 followers on Facebook.

    The organisation was set up after the ultra-royalist People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) took to the streets in 2013 in a bid to oust the Yingluck Shinawatra-led government.
    Rienthong welcomed PDRC protesters to his hospital, offering free food, parking space and access to toilets. He even vowed to protect them, saying that former soldiers were on standby.

    Ultra-royalist Dr Rienthong resurfaces to crush 'enemies of Thai monarchy' | Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world
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    He said that, if the Mongkut Wattana Hospital, and its affiliated Palang Paendin field hospital, have to admit all COVID-19 patients, including those who arrive at the hospitals without advance notification or arrangement demanding immediate admission, it would be very unfair to other patients who are on the waiting list.
    i.e. paying customers having elective surgeries?

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