Chaipattana Foundation is donating the “COVID-19 Mobile Isolation Unit” developed by SCG to Crown Prince Yaha Hospital in Yala Province in line with the request from Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to alleviate the troubles of the people by providing protective equipment for medical professionals to prevent against the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The foundation is confident that the innovative equipment will lower the risk of medical professionals contracting the disease. Moreover, the equipment can be easily installed and transported which is suitable for hospital use, even for those located in remote areas.
Mr. Sumet Tantivejkul, Secretary-General of the Chaipattana Foundation said, “Due to the severity of the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn is concerned about the Thai people who are now facing this crisis. Thus, Her Royal Highness has assigned Chaipattana Foundation to help and alleviate the troubles of the people by providing equipment and essentials needed for the treatment of patients with the COVID-19 virus through the “Chaipattana Fund to fight against Covid-19 [and other diseases]”. The foundation has allocated its budget as well as the donations that it has received from the private sector and the general public to buy medical equipment to cater to the specific needs of each hospital. Initially, the foundation is donating equipment to four hospitals: Crown Prince Yaha Hospital in Yala Province, Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital in Chiang Mai Province, Thammasat University Hospital in Pathum Thani Province, and Srinagarind Hospital in Khon Kaen Province. The foundation will also provide assistance to other hospitals in order to ensure the safety of doctors, nurses, and patients. Moreover, the foundation will be donating SCG’s “COVID-19 Mobile Isolation Unit” to Crown Prince Yaha Hospital in Yala Province for the first time. Apart from preventing the spread of the virus during medical treatments, the innovation is easy to use as it can be conveniently installed and transported, which is suitable for hospitals in remote areas. The Coca-Cola business group in Thailand will be supporting the transportation of the equipment to the hospital.”
Meanwhile, Mr. Rungrote Rangsiyopash, President of SCG, and President of SCG Foundation said, “SCG deeply appreciates the initiative of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn who had assigned Chaipattana Foundation to seek equipment to prevent against the spread of the COVID-19 virus in order to ensure the safety of medical professionals at hospitals in need. SCG has engaged in manufacturing the innovations that can prevent the spread of the disease to donate to hospitals in line with the initiative of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. Moreover, SCG is working with experienced doctors in order to utilize its expertise and existing technologies to develop innovations that can protect medical professionals against the COVID-19 virus. We have succeeded in introducing the COVID-19 Mobile Isolation Unit as well as the Modular Screening & Swab Unit that have been developed by SCG HEIM and SCG Living Solution. SCG Foundation has also donated over 50 million baht to manufacture and deliver these innovative equipment to hospitals that need these equipment. We hope that these innovations which can offer protection against the virus and made possible by donors will encourage our medical professionals to continue their fight against the virus with strength and safety.”
Mr. Tanawong Areeratchakul, President, Chemicals Business, SCG said, “The Chemicals Business, SCG, has developed the COVID-19 Mobile Isolation Unit with the help of experienced doctors from Rajavithi Hospital, Ramathibodi Hospital, and the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in order to ensure that the units are compatible for medical treatment. The Mobile Isolation Units are made up of five main innovations, and its highlight is that the units can prevent the spread of the virus to medical professionals using an efficient air pressure system as well as the HEPA air filter system that can produce clean air. Moreover, the units can be easily installed and transported, as every piece of the equipment is strong and made of plastic which is lightweight and durable at the same time. For the Crown Prince Yaha Hospital in Yala Province which will receive the Mobile Isolation Unit from Chaipattana Foundation, we will install three innovative systems for the units including the Negative Pressure Isolation Room, the Negative/Positive Pressure Isolation Chamber, and the Negative Pressure Patient Isolation Capsule, all of which provides an alternative medical treatment for hospitals that can protect their hardworking medical professionals who are also protecting us from the spread of the COVID-19 virus.”
The COVID-19 Mobile Isolation Units are made up of five main innovations:
- Negative Pressure Isolation Room: This special supplementary equipment has been designed to fit emergency rooms, ICUs, or even patient rooms, in order to let doctors and nurses immediately treat patients with severe symptoms without the need to move the patient or other life support equipment.
- Negative/Positive Pressure Isolation Chamber: The chamber allows doctors and nurses to conduct swabs without direct contact with patients. Designed in a vertical cylinder shape, the chamber comes with an entrance that can be zipped open and close for ease of usage.
- Negative Pressure Patient Isolation Capsule: This equipment helps prevent the spread of the virus during patient transportation.
- Small Patient Isolation Capsule for CT scan: This equipment helps prevent the spread of the virus during patient transportation to the CT scan.
- Dent Guard: This equipment helps prevent the spread of the virus during dental work.
However, many hospitals nationwide are still in need of innovative equipment to treat COVID-19 patients. Those interested in supporting medical professionals may donate funds to the “Chaipattana Foundation” through the account named “Chaipattana Fund to fight against Covid-19 [and other diseases]” at Siam Commercial Bank, Chitralada branch, account number 067-300487-3 or call 02-447-8585-8 ext. 109 / 121 / 259. Donations may also be made through the “Federation of Thai Industries” and the “Thai Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trade of Thailand” in order to provide equipment to hospitals in need. Those interested may seek more information at the call center at 02-586-2888.