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Medical teams to help victims

Anti-government protesters gather yesterday outside a Border Patrol Police command in Songkhla, which has been designated as a venue for advance voting today. The People

Anti-government protesters gather yesterday outside a Border Patrol Police command in Songkhla, which has been designated as a venue for advance voting today. The People

The Ministry of Public Health has set up medical teams to help possible victims if clashes break out between protesters and security officials during advance voting due to be held today in Bangkok, Department of Medical Services director-general Dr Supan Srithamma said yesterday.

He said Bangkok's 50 district offices would be responsible for providing medical assistance at polling booths located at the district offices while the Department of Medical Services would be in charge of seven polling booths located outside district offices.

Rescue teams from two well-known foundations would assist the department in basic rescue operations at all seven polling booths and four advance rescue teams have been dispatched from Ranong, Rayong, Trat and Chaiyaphum.

Department of Medical Services deputy director-general Dr Narong Apikulwanit said the department is also responsible for providing medical help at the main protest sites.






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