On 8th June 2020, Pol.Lt.Gen. Sopon Pisuttiwong, Deputy Governor of Bangkok, presided over the meeting of the BMA’s Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration, No. 56/2020.
Two laboratories in Taksin Hospital and Charoen Krung Pracharak Hospital, which are The BMA Health Department’s affiliated hospitals, have developed medical laboratory system that can detect COVID-19 infection and passed the test of the Department of Medical Sciences, Ministry of Public Health. Thus, there are three BMA’s affiliated hospitals that are capable of detecting COVID-19 infection, namely the Faculty of Medicine, Vajira Hospital, Navamindradhiraj University and the two above-mentioned hospitals.
Furthermore, a laboratory in the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration General Hospital is currently developed to enhance its capacity on this matter as well.