CityNews – 26th December 2019, Dr. Naren Chotirosniramit, director of the center for medical excellence, CMU revealed that during the New Year festival this year, Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital (Suan Dok) is prepared in many aspects.
As for new medical equipment, a new x-ray computer equipment was installed behind the emergency room, so there are now 2 x-ray machines for emergency cases. Two more ultra-sound machines are now available in emergency room, together with more defibrillators and other necessary equipment like ventilators, gas in blood vessel analysis machine and other machines useful for emergency patients.
As for staff, the hospital has increased the number of doctors and nurses during this time, including those for emergency operations and 24 hour surgeons. There is also an Emergency Medical Service for out-of-hospital transferring in designated areas co-operated with other rescue teams in the city and in rural and mountainous areas. Suan Dok and Nakorn Ping Hospital together with Chiang Mai Health Office and Emergency Medical Foundation of Thailand have trained staff about transfer via air or “Sky Doctor” training as state hospitals like Suan Dok or Nakorn Ping are considered tertiary places for patients From primary care centers. The carriers by air may be from military, police, or commercial planes.
There is also a cooperation with networked health services. Doctors and nurses in other districts would be able to better handle patients, particularly those with injury in their heads, before swift transferring.
Suan Dok also practiced model events in case of group accidents. The hospital also joined practices with Chiang Mai Health Office, and Chiang Mai airport, for example.
Blood needed during New Year time is usually higher than in other times, the number of blood donors is also lower during this time of the year. People who want to help are welcomed to help resupply blood bank at ground floor of Sriphat Building (opened everyday) from 8.30 am. to 4.30 pm. or phone call 053-935624.
Faculty of Medicine, CMU prepares for New Year week.