Villagers have been stricken with COVID in the remote village of Sobmuay, Thailand. Smiles on Wings’ health officers: Renu, Chalita, Patcharaporn, Junjira, Kornkamol are working very hard to help their communities through this continued public health crisis. The increasing COVID-19 cases have been overwhelming for our health care officers because their village is also in the midst of a Malaria and Dengue fever outbreak.
Renu, our scholar, recounts the steps she has taken to address the COVID-19 outbreak as a health care officer:
1. We coordinated with the district disease control team for COVID-19 patients screening.
2. Gained access to COVID-19 antigen test kits.
3. Coordinated between the infected area and the district to take action.
4. Separated infected people from their household members in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
5. Coordinated with village health volunteers to help the COVID-19 patients in the area and report to the public health officer.
6. Informed people about how to adjust to a new healthy lifestyle under DMHTT guidelines (social distancing, mask-wearing, hand-washing, temperature-checking, and using the Thai Chana app).