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Thai man collapses on Bangkok street, brave taxi driver rushes him to hospital

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Thai man collapses on Bangkok street, brave taxi driver rushes him to hospital

Thai newspaper ‘The Nation’ reported that a Good Samaritan taxi driver came to the rescue of a man who collapsed on the sidewalk of Pracha Songkhro Road.

This taxi driver is a very brave man. Why? This was after witnesses and the police were afraid to offer adequate help, for fear that he could be infected with Covid-19.

The police of the Huai Khwang bureau were alerted at 8 p.m. last night, went to the scene, they found a Thai man aged 35-40 with shallow breathing on the sidewalk. The victim was conscious but unable to communicate.

Police tried to get public health staff to pick up the patient, but none of the staff was available at the time.

At 9:21 p.m. a taxi driver, who heard of the incident over the radio, arrived at the scene and offered to take the man to a hospital.

The driver was dressed in a PPE suit that he had prepared and had sealed the passenger cabin of his taxi with a plastic sheet before placing the man in the back seat.

The taxi, accompanied by a police column, took the patient to Police General Hospital in Pathum Wan district.

The courageous taxi driver, who wished to remain anonymous, was reportedly a volunteer with the Ruamkatanyu Rescue Foundation.

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