Protesters urged to look after their health

national January 15, 2014 00:00

By The Nation

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Protesters have been advised to maintain their health by consuming enough water, not missing meals and getting enough sleep.

They have also been told to avoid spending too much time in the sun and spending some time on other distractions.

As many as 1,600 protesters showed up at the mobile medical aid station at Pathum Wan intersection to seek assistance yesterday. Two of them were referred to hospital for further treatment.

In a statement yesterday, Department of Health director-general Dr Porntep Siriwanarangsun said protesters could have a banana handy, as it was a good source of nutrition. He also urged people to not get obsessed with political issues and spend time on other activities.

Protesters have also been advised to wear long-sleeved shirts, sunglasses and comfortable shoes. People should ensure they have their prescription medicines on their person, along with sufficient water. Protesters should maintain hygiene by using personal eating utensils, keeping their hands clean and wearing a protective mask.