Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin and committee visited the West Sports Building 1, Bangkok Youth Center (Thai-Japan), Din Daeng, Bangkok, to check the preparation of the facility for use as a channel for proactive Covid-screening for insured persons in the social security system under Section 33, 39 and 40 located in Bangkok. The services will help reduce congestion and facilitate screenings, starting Saturday, April 17.
On April 16, 2021, at the West Sports Building 1, Bangkok Youth Center (Thai-Japan), Din Daeng, Bangkok, Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin, presided over site readiness to launch Covid-19 testing services on Saturday, April 17. The initiative aims to reduce congestion and facilitate social security insured persons under Section 33, 39, and 40 located in Bangkok to be tested for Covid-19. Advisor to the Labour Minister Mrs. Thiwalrat Angkinan, the Labour Minister’s Secretariat Mr. Suthep Chitayavong, Permanent Secretary of Labour Mr. Suthi Sukosol, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Medical Services MD Phairoj Surattanavanich, Deputy Secretariat of the NHSO Dr. Attaphob Limpanyalert, Director of the Culture, Sports and Tourism Department of Bangkok Mr. Somboon Homnarn, and the Ministry of Labour’s executives, also joined the occasion. Mr. Suchart said that Prime Minister and Minister of Defense General Prayuth Chan-ocha is concerned for insured persons amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The Ministry of Labour was charged to work with the Ministry of Interior (Bangkok) and the NHSO to provide an additional channel or alternative to serve insured persons to be examined quickly, to reduce congestion or long queues. Today, the Labour Minister and the relevant departments visited the area to inspect the site’s readiness to be launched as a channel for Covid-19 testing services, to reduce congestion and facilitate insured persons in the social security system under Section 33, 39, and 40 located in Bangkok, to get tested for Covid-19. The services will start tomorrow (April 17).
Mr. Suchart said that the government, under the leadership of Prime Minister and Minister of Defense General Prayuth Chan-ocha and the Ministry of Labour under the supervision of Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan, is concerned about the spread of the Covid-19 virus. To prepare for all aspects of the pandemic, if it becomes more severe, the Labour Minister has discussed a set of guidelines in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior (Bangkok) and the National Health Security Office (NHSO). Insured persons will be allowed to register for Covid-19 tests through an online application system. Eligible insured persons are those who are at risk, whereby an officer will be available for screening. If an insured person is detected for Covid-19, they must be admitted to a hospital under the Social Security Office’s network and treated for free. There are 81 places that are ready, with over 1,000 supporting beds and over 200 beds in HQ.
The online registration process to reserve a test queue among the target group of insured persons under Section 33, 39, and 40 can be done on https://www.google.com, searching “the workforce fighting together” and click on https://sso.icntracking.com/icntracking/self_register.php. From there, insured persons 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. For people at risk or who have a medical condition, the online registration will begin on April 15 from 18.00 hours. There will be a registration of 3,000 people a day, divided into 1,500 people in the morning and 1,500 people in the afternoon. If any insured person registers and does not go to their appointment, he or she must re-register. Once they have been tested for Covid-19, they can go home immediately, as the examination results will be sent via SMS to the insured person at the phone number provided.
“Insured persons who fall into risk groups as specified by the Ministry of Public Health and NHSO can register online at https://sso.icntracking.com/icntracking/self_register.php to reserve a Covid-19 screening queue. The Ministry of Labour provides the channel in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior (Bangkok) and NHSO to facilitate, reduce congestion and provide more channels for insured persons to access Covid-19 screening. Patients found with Covid-19 can be treated promptly following the procedures set by the Ministry of Public Health,” concluded Labour Minister Mr. Suchart.
Division of Public Relations
16 April 2020