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Man hurt at Lat Phrao site; police officer injured at Pathum Wan

A passer-by was attacked and injured by anti-government protesters near the rally site at the Lat Phrao intersection yesterday, the Public Health Ministry reported. The man was later admitted to Paolo Hospital.

Separately, a police officer was injured by a People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) security guard near the Pathum Wan intersection rally site, the ministry said.

Meanwhile, the condition of a PDRC guard who was shot in the neck on Monday near Chaeng Wattana Soi 14 improved slightly.

The ministry also reported that an 87-year-old patient with diabetes was sent by helicopter to undergo treatment at the Police Hospital.

To date, three people have been killed and about 188 injured in political violence during the past two months. About 15 of the injured are still in hospitals in Bangkok.

To handle casualties during the political turmoil stemming from the PDRC's campaign to shut down Bangkok, the ministry has prepared 13 mobile emergency medical services teams with basic and advanced life-support equipment. They are on standby around the clock at the demonstration sites at the Lat Phrao intersection and Victory Monument and can send people who need emergency care to nearby hospitals.

As protesters plan to block several ministries including Labour, Science and Technology, Industry, Foreign Affairs and Commerce, the Health Ministry has also set up mobile medical teams to take people injured in political protests to nearby hospitals.

Members of the public are urged to call the 1669 hotline to receive medical services.

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