Thais take to social media to send encouragement to doctors/nurses

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Thai internet users on Tuesday took to social media to send encouragement to doctors and nurses embattled by the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The country has seen daily infection rates in the thousands as hospitals around the country fill to capacity and the public health sector reaches a breaking point.

Social media has been filled with stories posted by anonymous doctors of government mismanagement and 30 hours shift as the healthcare sector struggles to keep up with the new rate of infection.

On Tuesday, social media users used the hashtag #ส่งกลจให้บุคลากรทางการแพทย์ (Sending encouragement to medical workers) to show their appreciation and to send encouragement to the frontline workers.

The hashtag is currently trending and has been used over 10,000 times as of Tuesday morning.

Almost every message was full of support for Thailand’s doctors with some messages also critical of the government for not providing enough help to the beleaguered healthcare sector.

Others called on Thais to observer lockdown and social distancing measures to help fight infection rates and relieve the pressure being felt by the doctors.

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