Zonta Club of Bangkok V donates sterile room for mothers and newborns at small hospital

The Zonta Club of Bangkok V, Thailand, is concerned for the safety of pregnant women and newborn babies in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Led by its president, Somchit Gansarn, the club arranged for a sterile room in the maternity ward at Don Mod Daeng Hospital in Ubon Ratchathani Province. This room will be used for the mother and baby’s recovery and safety from COVID-19.

With donations from members and non-members, the club renovated the sterile room with medical equipment and supplies for both the postpartum mother and child so they can be safe and get the best medical care while in the maternity ward.

The special sterile room took two months to complete all functions and was ready to serve pregnant women on 9 December 2020.

The objective of this project is to provide the opportunity for underprivileged pregnant women a chance to use this special room for their postpartum recovery period, even in a small provincial hospital.

The hygienic condition for mothers after giving birth is crucial, and small hospitals in many provinces in Thailand do not have the facilities to support them. They also lack the space for social distancing and rooms for a virus-free environment. The Don Mod Daeng Hospital has approximately 30 hospital beds, three doctors and two dentists.