Labour Minister Reports Reopening of Covid-19 Screening Facilities for Insured Persons and Informal Workers at the Thai-Japan Center in Din Daeng and Pathum Thani Vocational College from May 5-11


Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin reported that the Ministry of Labour has worked with the Ministry of Interior, Bangkok Administration, and NHSO to launch a new round of proactive Covid-19 screening services for insured persons and informal workers to accelerate control of the outbreaks in Bangkok and surrounding areas. Facilities at the Thai-Japan Center in Din Daeng and Pathum Thani Vocational College will offer screening services from May 5 to 11. The services focus on facilitation, speed, and reducing congestion, building confidence among insured people suffering from Covid-19 to get treatment, and reducing the risk of fatalities. For more information call 1506, press 6.

On May 5, 2021, Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin reported that Prime Minister and Minister of Defense General Prayuth Chan-ocha is concerned about insured persons, informal workers, freelance workers, and people affected by the Covid-19 outbreak due to the widespread of the pandemic and the increasing infection rate. Therefore, the Ministry of Labour, under the supervision of Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan, was charged with providing proactive Covid-19 screening, covering informal workers in Bangkok and surrounding areas area. The Labour Minister instructed the Ministry of Labour’s Social Security Office to work with the Ministry of Interior, the Bangkok Administration, provincial governors, and the Ministry of Public Health, by the NHSO, to proactively conduct Covid-19 screening for insured workers and informal workers, following the “Workforce Fighting Together” project. Today (May 5, 2021), at the West Sports Building 1, Bangkok Youth Center (Thai-Japan) in Din Daeng, Bangkok, commenced a new round of proactive Covid-19 screening. Services are available from 08.00 – 16.00 hours, where each day can accommodate 3,000 people daily, split into 1,500 people in the morning and 1,500 in the afternoon.

Mr. Suchart continued that today, the Ministry of Labour launched the Covid-19 screening facility at the multi-purpose building in Pathum Thani Vocational College, which can screen up to 1,000 people daily, split into 500 people in the morning and 500 people in the afternoon. Those who intend to get a test can register at Insured persons must then enter their 13-digit ID number or passport number, and fill out the risk assessment information required by the Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health. If an insured person is registered and does go for the test on the appointment, they must re-register. Once tested for Covid-19, services users can go home immediately as the results will be sent via SMS to the insured person at the phone number provided. This is for convenience and speed, so insured persons do not have to wait in long lines. Those who go for checks must take their ID card and a copy of their ID card, certified as correct. Both facilities will open for screening from May 5 to 11.

Insured persons can call 1506 and press 6 for more information or find a testing center and medical facility for treatment in cases of infection. The service is available every Monday to Sunday from 08.00 to 17.00 hours. There are ten lines with staff available to assist insured persons and informal workers suffering from the Covid-19 screening, ensuring prompt support. If the virus is detected and the patient shows symptoms, they will be admitted to a hospital in the social security network. Covid-19 patients who are asymptomatic or in the yellow category following the criteria set by the Ministry of Health will be referred for treatment at a Hospitel under the social security network, which is well supervised by a team of doctors and nurses.


Source: Ministry of Labour

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