Patients treated in hallways at overcrowded Samui Hospital

Patients treated in hallways at overcrowded Samui Hospital

SAMUI: Locals in Samui have lodged complaints about overcrowding at Samui Hospital leading to makeshift arrangements to accommodate patients in the hospital’s hallways. Patients and their families say that the hallway is hot, uncomfortable and mosquito ridden. “Currently, we only have 133 beds, but about 160 patients to cater to,” said Samui Hospital Director Dr Theerasak Virtanon. “Additionally, we have locals and foreigners from Koh Phangan coming to Samui for treatment.” Dr Theerasak added that the hospital had been raising funds to build another emergency ward. “The building is compete, but we are finalizing

Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 11:09 AM

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His Majesty the King signs Thailand's new constitution

His Majesty the King signs Thailand's new constitution

BANGKOK: His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn yesterday signed the country’s new constitution – the 20th – giving it royal endorsement and setting in motion a process for the next general election, which is expected late next year. Through a court secretary, HM proclaimed the new charter’s promulgation in a televised royal ceremony that included local and foreign dignitaries, including Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-o-cha. The new constitution was published in the Royal Gazette about an hour after the ceremony was completed. The solemn and ritual-laden ceremony, held at the historically significant Ananta Sa

Friday, April 7, 2017 | 05:05 PM

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