Develop home phlebotomy services to facilitate patients and relatives

On 13th July 2020, Pol.Capt. Pongsakorn Kwanmuang, BMA spokesman, revealed in the BMA executives meeting that there was the discussion on the development of home phlebotomy service system to facilitate patients and their relatives and reduce the overcrowding in hospitals.  Pilot service will be provided for a group of bedridden patients who are the patients of Faculty of Medicine Vajira Hospital that are ready for service and have regular medical appointment. The meeting agreed to set up a working team to develop method, format and steps for fast and appropriate operation.  Moreover, survey on the number of bedridden patients in each area will be conducted. The first working team meeting will be held on 17th July 2020.  Initially, it is projected that the service can be started in August 2020. If it is successful, the service can be extended to other groups of patients and other BMA’s affiliated hospitals.

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