Chiang Mai University Closes Field Hospital

Chiang Mai University

The field hospital set up at a female dormitory at Chiang Mai University closed earlier this month after seeing a decrease in COVID-19 patients there, according to a statement by the university yesterday.

The announcement was signed by Dr Niwes Nantachit, president of Chiang Mai University.

The field hospital ceased treating new patients on 2nd May to allow the Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital to treat severely affected patients and prepare female dorm 5 to accommodate new students this year, the statement said.

On Monday, 22 new infections were reported in Chiang Mai by the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), bringing the total number of infections found there to 3,916. Twelve people have died and 3,183 have recovered from the disease, the CCSA said.

Provincial governor Charoenrit Sanguansat has instructed all areas under his jurisdiction to take care of the elderly and pay particular attention to at-risk groups.

He stressed that residents must stay home and wear face masks while in public to contain the spread of the disease.

Mr Sanguansat said Chiang Mai has set a target to vaccinate almost 600,000 people but only about 40,000 have registered to receive a jab.