RS Group packs care in boxes and forwards ‘RS Self-Isolation Care Box’ to Department of Medical Services to help COVID-19 patients
The new wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has seen a significant increase in the number of infected people. The government has a policy for patients with mild symptoms to stay at home. RS Public Company Limited or RS Group, as a source of inspiration and entertainment for people through entertainment, health & beauty products and services, therefore join hands with affiliated companies such as RS Mall, Lifestar, Channel 8, COOLISM, and RS Music, to forward 1,000 sets of ‘RS Self-Isolation Care Box’ to the Department of Medical Service, Ministry of Public Health. Representing RS Group was Ms. Nitikan Chitcharoen, Director of Brand & Corporate Communications, along with celebrities, news correspondents, CoolJ, and artists, including Thitiwat Ritprasert (Ohm), Ble Patumrach R Siam, Kanda Srithanmupathum (CoolJ Nan), Akkharaphon Tongtharadol (Off), and 90-s superstar Somchai Kemglad (Tao). RS Self-Isolation Boxes were delivered to help COVID-19 patients with minor symptoms who are in home isolation. Dr. Somsak Akksilp, Director-General of the Department of Medical Services, represented the Ministry of Public Health to receive the supplies and led RS representatives to visit COVID-19 Public-DMS Collaboration Center to help the patients. COVID-19 Public-DMS Collaboration Center to assist COVID-19 patients, manage the transfer system, and monitor patients’ symptoms under the home isolation policy in Bangkok and the Metropolitan areas at the Department of Medical Services, Ministry of Public Health.
Mr. Surachai Chetchotisak, CEO of RS Group, said “the pandemic of COVID-19 becomes increasingly critical. We are monitoring the situation closely and have been working with our affiliated companies to help people who are affected by the virus. Just recently, we forward our tender care in ‘RS Self-Isolation Care Box’ containing necessary medical supplies such as Thong Ek brand’s Andrographis paniculata extract capsule from Lifestar, thermometers, paracetamol tablets, facial masks, and alcohol gel. We receive kind assistance from the staff of RS Mall warehouse who have rich experience in delivering standardized and safe products to pack these supplies into the boxes. The medical supplies are provided to the Department of Medical Services, Ministry of Public Health, to be forwarded to COVID-19 patients who have mild symptoms and receive treatments through home isolation.”
Dr. Somsak Akksilp, Director-General of the Department of Medical Services, Ministry of Public Health, stated that “at the moment, around 80% of all the infected cases are green cases. In Bangkok, there are over 30,000 cases treated under the home isolation policy. The Department of Medical Services establishes the DMS Virtual Hospital to care for backlog patients from the 1668 Hotline in northern Bangkok, eastern Bangkok, and southern Thonburi. Patients in the home isolation system receive two medical supplies, namely Favilavir or Andrographis paniculata extract and other medications depending on their symptoms. They are monitored by physicians and/or nurses twice a day. Medicines and food are delivered to their home. To receive medicines and supplies, patients must be registered in the home isolation system. I would like to express humble gratitude to RS Group for sponsoring and highlighting the importance of this campaign. This is one of the many efforts to help patients categorized as green cases.”
Previously, RS Group donated money and and medical supplies to typical hospitals and field hospitals through the campaign “Channel 8 Fight against COVID-19”. In the meantime, COOLfahrenheit radio station runs the campaign “COOL Helps You Sell”. In this campaign, part of the airtime is devoted to promoting businesses affected by the pandemic. In addition, necessary supplies such as face masks, alcohol gel, and Thong Ek brand’s Andrographis paniculata extract were donated to Chatuchak District Office to help local people near RS headquarters and prevent further outbreaks.