On August 16, 2021, Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin visited the COVID-19 vaccination service for insured persons in Bangkok at the facility in Central Rama 9, Ratchadaphisek Road, Huai Khwang, Bangkok. Assistant to the Labour Minister Mr. Surachai Chaitrakulthong, the Ministry of Labour’s Spokesperson (on politics) Mrs. Thienrat Navamawat, Permanent Secretary of Labour Mr. Suthi Sukosol, General Manager of Central Plaza Grand Rama 9 Ms. Ranida Rattanachaichot and the Ministry of Labour’s executives also joined the occasion. Mr. Suchart said that the government under the leadership of Prime Minister and Minister of Defense General Prayuth Chan-ocha, and Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan, who oversees the Ministry of Labour, is concerned about the workforce and the general public amid the COVID-19 situation, promoting vaccinations as a national agenda. The Labour Minister assigned the Social Security Office to work with the Ministry of Interior, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, the Ministry of Public Health by the National Health Security Office (NHSO), the Ministry of Finance by Krung Thai Bank, and public and private social security networked hospitals to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to insured persons. The initiative aims to control the outbreak’s spread from spreading to a wide area in factories and establishments.
“Today, my team and I went to the area to visit the COVID-19 vaccination services for Section 33 insured persons in Bangkok and encouraged medical personnel at the Central Rama 9 vaccination center. The facility is under the responsibility of the Bangkok Social Security Office Area 3, which can vaccinate 1,500 people daily. There is a team of doctors, nurses, and pharmacists from Paolo Chokchai 4 Hospital. For the second dose of vaccinations for Section 33 insured persons in Bangkok, there are 26 facilities providing services from August 16 to 27, 2021. All vaccines are the AstraZeneca brand. Overall, 1.3 million insured persons received their first dose. The provision of COVID-19 vaccinations is one of the Ministry of Labour’s measures for prevention and treatment by expediting vaccinations to insured persons following the government’s policy to control the spread of COVID-19 and build immunity among the workers for businesses to move forward,” concluded Mr. Suchart.
Division of Public Relations
16 August 2021