Thai hospital raided after Covid patients 'have drug-fuelled orgies'
Coronavirus patients have been accused of taking illegal drugs, having orgies and getting into fights at a Thai hospital.
Officers raided the hospital in Samut Prakan, southwest of Bangkok, following complaints from staff.
They found 23 cartons of cigarettes and some E-cigarettes, which are illegal in Thailand, but they did not find any drugs.
Nevertheless, doctors and nurses suspect some patients got their drugs smuggled into the 1,000-bed compound.
CCTV footage shows staff pointing to cordoned off beds, which provide more privacy than the rows of beds out in the open.
From a different camera angle, men and women are seen walking into hidden sections where these beds cannot be seen.
Nurses told police they have seen men and women sneak into each other’s wards and into private rooms together.
Public health authorities decided to separate men and women before this incident, in order to restore order to the field hospital, according to local media.
The footage goes on to show police officers dressed in full PPE walking through the hospital, looking for drugs.
Staff members are then seen disinfecting a plastic bag filled of contraband cigarettes and E-cigarettes.
A small group of officers have stayed at the hospital to help keep unruly patients under control.
Colonel Pratuang Kaewtui said: ‘We have stationed a number of officers in the hospital to do regular patrols and observe the patients.
‘But we could not do this alone. We are also asking the patients to please follow the rules inside the hospital.
‘The nurses and doctors taking care of them are working hard so they could be treated.’
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