On Sunday morning, the first team of 8 medical personnel, dubbed “warriors in white gowns”, left Chiang Mai for Samut Sakhon province to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 8 are part of 33 volunteers comprising of doctors, nurses and health officials who are to operate in Samut Sakhon to support the work of medical personnel there on rotation between 8th February and 6th March.
Samut Sakhon is a major hotspot of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
They were seen off in a van from the provincial public health office by Dr Jatuchai Maneerat, the Chiang Mai public health chief, friends, relatives, mass media and local people who turned up to give them moral support.
The team will operate in Samut Sakhon between 8th-14th February. On returning from Samut Sakhon, they will be quarantined for 14 days before resuming their normal duties.