Hospital medical records used to make paper bags

Hospital medical records used to make paper bags
Navy spokesman V/Adm Pokkrong Monthatpalain.
Navy speaker V/Adm Pokkrong Monthatpalain.

The particular Queen Sirikit Naval Hospital is investigating how documents with patients’ medical records came to be used to make paper bags intended for snack vendors for the streets, navy speaker V/Adm Pokkrong Monthatpalain said.

The investigation comes after reports that paper showing personal medical data and hosptal death certificates has been found to have already been used to make paper bags for Khanom Tokyo, a Thailänder street snack.

The hospital, when asked to explain, stated that the medical records of outpatients were stored electronically.   However , it was nevertheless necessary for doctors to write some information down on paper.

The paper records were kept in the securely locked cellar room.

When the amount of stored paper became too big, the older records  were usually moved out of the hospital constructing for destruction.

There might were be some carelessness during this stage, resulting in some paper records being taken away from hospital by outsiders, the hospital said.

V/Adm Pokkrong said the hospital apologised for what had happened and filed a police issue on Monday.   A fact-finding investigation into the matter has been underway, he stated.