‘Stock up on medical supplies’


Dangerous situation: A woman with two children walking in floodwaters following heavy rains in Narathiwat. — AFP

Bangkok: Dr Sukhum Kanjanapimai, permanent secretary for the Public Health Ministry said this week that his Ministry has received an order from Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-Cha to have hospitals and medical centres in Narathiwat province stock up on drugs and medical supplies to provide aid to flood victims in the province.

Four districts of Narathiwat, namely Sungai Kolok, Sukirin, Sungai Padi, and Ra Ngae have been hit by flash floods since Monday affecting more than 20,000 victims in 8,130 households and temporarily closing 35 schools.

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