COVID-19 testing at home

Thailand has HomeCOVID van for COVID-19 virus test at homeImages adapted from หมอแล็บแพนด้า

There are many different social media channels spreading useful information and facts about the COVID-19 virus. หมอแล็บแพนด้า (Mor Lab Panda) is another Facebook page that keeps people up to date about the situation, breaking down complicated medical tidbits into understandable and funny ways. 

The Panda Doctor isn’t just known among the Thai community for being funny too – he’s a real medical technologist and has now come up with Thailand’s first ‘HomeCOVID van’ to conduct COVID-19 testing at people’s houses.

Available in Bangkok and its parameters

Thai doctor offers HomeCOVID van for virus testing at homeImage credit: หมอแล็บแพนด้า

MT Pakpoom Dejhasadin (a.k.a. Dr. Max) is famous for his character in a white lab coat and his signature under eye dark circles that makes him look like a panda bear, thus his name. From debunking strange myths to answering medical queries on his page, Dr. Max makes the medical world more accessible for the layman.

HomeCOVID Van for Coronavirus Tests at homeImage credit: หมอแล็บแพนด้า

Now with the big jump of COVID-19 cases in Thailand, he has come up with an idea to service virus tests at home in order to prevent and decrease the numbers of infections. 

Thai HomeCOVID van for virus testing at homeImage credit: หมอแล็บแพนด้า

The HomeCOVID van will visit high-risk groups at home for testing, bring back the sample to a lab, and then inform people of their results thereafter. 

The test is guaranteed to meet the standard ISO regulations and is priced at ฿4,500, which is cheaper as compared to most hospitals in Bangkok that have their prices starting from ฿6,000.

Dr. Max has teamed up with different hospitals to prepare medical workers and virus testing equipment. For example, Ramathibodi and Thammasart Hospital.

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Van is ready for service on 30th March 2020

As reported on PPTV HD, the HomeCOVID van will be ready for service from 30th March 2020. People who are interested in the service or need the test can submit an application via Line.

If you fall into a high-risk group, the HomeCOVID team will visit you at home and bring your samples back for lab testing.

Thailand has HomeCOVID van for COVID-19 virus test at homeScanning this QR code for the application
Image credit: หมอแล็บแพนด้า

You can also follow Dr. Max’s page for more useful information and updates. 

Thank you to all medical staff who are working hard to keep us safe during this crisis. For the rest of us, the best way to help is by staying at home as much as possible and abiding by the safety measures.

Let’s get through this dark time together. 

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