SOUTH (NNT) - The Southern Border Provinces Administrative Center (SBPAC) is coordinating with the public and private sectors to distribute much needed medical equipment in the southern border provinces of Thailand to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The SBPAC Secretary-General, Rear Adm. Somkiat Pholprayoon, chaired a ceremony to give and receive medical equipment for distribution to hospitals, public health stations and checkpoints in the three southernmost provinces of Narathiwat, Pattani and Yala, for use in the fight against COVID-19.
Up to 2,000 liters of 95 percent alcohol, 1,200 surgical masks, 1,500 FFP 2s and 150,000 milliliters of hand sanitizer, along with 15 thermal scanners and 4,500 pairs of medical gloves, were provided to the South at the ceremony.
The SBPAC has arranged 500,000 masks from the Ministry of Commerce, 3,000 liters of alcohol gel from the Ministry of Industry and additional equipment from the Chinese Consulate in Songkhla. More materials are being assembled from the private sector, charitable organizations and the general public, all of which have provided full support during this crisis.