Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin reported that the Social Security Office opened its Center for the Covid-19 Situation Administration and 1506 hotline, press, as a channel for insured persons to contact for advice, particularly those who cannot find a screening facility or hospital for treatment in case of infection. It will advise insured persons who screen for Covid-19.
On April 20, 2021, Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin chaired the press conference to open the Social Security Office’s Center for the Covid-19 Situation Administration and 1506 hotline, press 6. The occasion took place at the Chatumongkol Room, 6th floor, Ministry of Labour. Advisory Board Member to the Labour Minister Mrs. Thienrat Navamawat also joined the occasion. The Labour Minister said that from the current situation in the new wave of Covid-19 outbreaks, many people in close contact with high-risk groups need to be. As a result, many public and private hospitals are congested with long queues. To facilitate insured persons to be examined quickly, Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha has shown concern for insured persons, and Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan, supervising the Ministry of Labour, has therefore ordered the Ministry of Labour’s Social Security Office to work with the Ministry of Interior in Bangkok and the National Health Security Office (NHSO). Together, the efforts have rolled out proactive Covid-19 screening for insured persons under the “Workforce Fighting Together” project for insured persons in the social security system under Sections 33, 39, and 40 located in Bangkok. The program utilizes the West Sports Building 1, Bangkok Youth Center (Thai-Japan), Din Daeng, Bangkok. It is an additional channel for screening services as many hospitals now have a large number testing for Covid-19, causing congestion and long queues. The Ministry of Labour has the policy to facilitate insured persons to help resolve the problem and spread the infection, as another way that allows the business sector to continue.
Mr. Suchart said that the program has commenced for insured persons at high risk to register and reserve screening queue online since April 15. The screenings started on April 17. Each day, 3,000 people are tested, divided into 1,500 in the morning, and 1,500 in the afternoon. If an insured person is detected with infection, they will be admitted to a Hospitel, where a medical team oversees the procedure. In addition, the Ministry of Labour has plans to expand screening points to red areas such as Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi, Chonburi, Chiang Mai, and Samut Prakan. In the case that the insured persons have an issue with Covid-19 screening, the Ministry of Labour’s Social Security Office has launched the Center for the Covid-19 Situation Administration and 1506 hotline, press 6, today, to serve as a contact channel for insured persons who cannot find a place for screening and hospital for treatment in case of infection. It will provide advice to insured persons who go through the Covid-19 screening service and provide consultation for the detection of Covid-19.
For insured persons who are at risk, guidance is provided on the Covid-19 screening criteria at the West Sports Building 1, Din Daeng, including advice on how to take care of yourself after the Covid-19 screening, coordinating with the relevant departments, medical facilities, sending insured persons who require medical treatment and introducing symptoms of Covid-19. Service will be available every Monday to Sunday from 8.00 hours to 17.00 hours, with staff waiting to serve a total of 10 lines. The government and the Ministry of Labour have worked together with the relevant departments to help and mitigate the Covid-19 pandemic. The situation will be resolved as soon as possible, and insured persons will receive the best possible care.
Source: Ministry of Labour