Boosting High-Speed Internet at Thailand’s Largest Field Hospital with 5,200 Beds at Muang Thong Thani
May 14, 2021 – dtac has joined forces with the Ministry of Public Health and the National Broadcasting Technology Commission (NBTC) to install equipment to monitor and analyze COVID-19 treatments, complete with high-speed internet, in support of public health workers. This set of equipment, together with mobile base stations for network boosts, are deployed at the 5,200-bed Bussarakham 1-5 Field Hospital with over 100,000 sqm. space in the IMPACT Challenger Hall in Muang Thong Thani.
The Ministry of Public Health has transformed the Bussarakham 1-5 Halls of the IMPACT Challenger Hall into a field hospital to cater to “yellow group” COVID-19 patients – those with mild symptoms and without shortness of breath. This field hospital is set up to reduce the burden of government and private hospitals in Greater Bangkok, allowing for increased capacity to admit “red group” patients – those with severe conditions. The field hospital also includes a section for “red group” patients requiring special care with negative-pressure tents, respirators, and other equipment.
Mr. Sharad Mehrotra, CEO, Total Access Communication PLC or dtac, said, “At every stage of COVID-19 crisis, we can see that connectivity is essential to help Thai society get through this. A critical mission is to provide digital technology and high-speed internet for the frontline heroes; doctors, nurses, workers, and all the patients in the field hospitals. dtac is committed to supporting this initiative to get everyone through this COVID-19 crisis, collaborating with the government sector and other organizations.”
dtac is supporting in installing a digital infrastructure complete with the necessary hardware to assist the work of medical personnel in record keeping, analysis, follow-up, and monitoring of COVID-19 patients.
Furthermore, dtac is boosting its high-speed internet network in the IMPACT Challenger Hall, Muang Thong Thani, and surrounding areas with mobile base stations, while deploying dtac@Home free WiFi service.