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Hospitals put on full Songkran alert

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The Public Health Ministry has ordered public hospitals nationwide to go on full alert to cope with an expected influx of accident victims during Songkran. 

A Land Transport Department official conducts an alcohol test on an interprovincial bus driver at Mor Chit bus terminal. The department kicked off a Songkran holiday road safety campaign Tuesday. PORNPROM SATTRABHAYA

Hospital readiness is one of the two main measures the Public Health Ministry is implementing to try and curb the usually high number of casualties that result from Songkran road accidents, Deputy Public Health Minister Cholanan Srikaew said Tuesday.

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