Thailand to administer over 10,000 Covid-19 jabs daily at Bang Sue station from May 24


A healthcare worker administers a dose of Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination centrer set up at the Mall Bangkapi shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 14, 2021. - Bloomberg

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN): Vaccination points will be set up at the Bang Sue Grand Station’s first floor and mezzanine from next Monday (May 24), Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob announced on Sunday (May 16).

He said vaccinations will be administered from 9am to 8pm daily and the aim is to inoculate more than 10,000 people.

“State officials, cabbies and motorbike taxi operators registered with the Transport Ministry will be inoculated first from May 24 to 31, before members of the public can walk in for their jab from June until the end of this year, ” he said.

He added that he will personally oversee the preparation of the vaccination facilities on Friday (May 21).

To ensure all groups of people receive their Covid-19 jab, he said people will only have to show their ID card to get a queue number at the Bang Sue Grand Station.

“The queue card will indicate when people can receive their jab, ” he said.

The ministry has also tied up with the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority to provide air-conditioned buses from Victory Monument, BTS Mo Chit station, MRT Chatuchak Park Station, Transport Company's van terminal and Bang Pho Pier to Bang Sue Grand Station.

“The ministry has also asked the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand to open the link between the MRT Bang Sue Station and the Bang Sue Grand Station, ” the ministry’s deputy permanent secretary Sorapong Paitoonphong said.

He added that the ministry was cooperating with the Public Health Ministry to provide 150 to 200 medical staff to administer vaccines at the train station.

“Ambulances from the Burachat Chaiyakon Hospital and Airports of Thailand will be on standby for emergencies, ” he added. - The Nation/Asia News Network

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