Fifty former military doctors have been recalled to the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) in an urgent mission to battle the Covid-19 pandemic.
Although the government has managed to slow down daily infection rate hikes, authorities are still labouring under huge workloads taking care of patients and processing new arrivals at state quarantine facilities.
The air force has also joined the fight, “so we need to prepare our medical personnel for the situation”, air force chief ACM Maanat Wongwat said as he thanked doctors in a welcoming ceremony held on Wednesday at Navaminda Kasatriyadhiraj Royal Air Force Academy in northern Bangkok.
It is the first time the air force has called up former-officers to reinforce its military personnel.
“Everyone has both air force blood and spirit as a doctor,” ACM Maanat said. “We will fight the war against this virus together.”
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