19 September 2023 at 4:00 p.m.
Democratic activists urged the Royal Thai Police( RTP) to release the health status of ex-prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who has been incarcerated and receiving care at the Police General Hospital for nearly a fortnight, yesterday.
After experiencing a number of symptoms while in confinement at the prison, such as neck pain, hypertension, and lower blood oxygen, Thaksin was transferred to the Police General Hospital the evening of his returning on August 22. The campaigners, led by Pichit Chaimongkol, petitioned Pol Gen Damrongsak Kittiprapas, the head of the national authorities, asking for an upgrade on Thaksin’s wellbeing and a list of doctors who were treating him.
According to Mr. Pichit, the public is curious as to whether Thaksin is actually poor, requires specialized medical care, and is not receiving preferential care.
When Thaksin arrived at the airport in Don Mueang on August 22, the militant observed that he appeared physically healthy. They questioned whether Thaksin was actually ill and needed care outside the hospital when his condition rapidly deteriorated, as reported.
To find out more about Thaksin’s circumstances, the party may request a meeting with the director-general of the Corrections Department on Friday, he said.
Thaksin is receiving treatment in the Maha Bhumibol Rachanusorn 88 Phansa Building’s Royal Suite 1401.
The judge sentenced him to eight years in prison for three corruption cases upon his return before granting him a royal reprimand, which reduced his sentence to just one season.
According to a source, Winyat Chartmontre, Thaksin’s attorney, wants to shorten the sentence or secure an earlier release.