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Thailand: Ten royally sponsored medical teams dispatched to flood-hit areas everyday

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Public Health Minister Pol.Capt.Chalerm Yoobamrung reports that more than ten medical mobile units sponsored by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn are dispatched to aid the flood-affected people in the Central region every day.

The medical mobile units are consisted of physicians, nurses, psychiatrists, and disease control personnel. They have provided treatments to people affected by the flooding in the central provinces of Ang Thong and Ayutthaya.

There have been more than 2,400 people made ill by flood-related diseases during the last six days. Most of them have Athlete's foot followed by symptoms of tension such as headache and sleeplessness. 18 of them have pink eye due to the use of unclean water. Public health officials have already imposed measures to prevent the disease from spreading.

The Ministry of Public Health has so far distributed 10,000 first-aid kits to the flood-hit villagers in the provinces of Sing Buri, Ang Thong, and Nonthaburi. Another 3,000 first-aid kits will be sent to Mae Hong Son tomorrow.