Thailand employs almost 45,700 medical workers to combat COVID-19 hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: Thailand Medical News)
Bangkok (VNA) - The Cabinet of Thailand on April 3 approved the Ministry of Public Health’s plan to employ 45,684 government employees as special officers to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trisulee Trisaranakul, a deputy government spokesperson, said Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul had made the proposal and the Cabinet agreed that his ministry required more officials to cope with the disease.

Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, medical technicians and public health officers who come under the government’s jurisdiction are expected to join the ministry, which currently has a staff of 160,000 people.

Trisulee said many medical personnel preferred to work in the private sector because of better pay, but they should join the cause and have pride in serving the citizens of Thailand.

She said these people were well trained and should be part of the national public health system with commitment, devotion and determination to help the country tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thailand confirmed 89 new COVID-19 infection cases and one death on April 4, bringing the total numbers of patients and deaths in the country to 2,067 and 20, respectively./.