Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 355--356

Public health concerns on terrorism occurring in hospitals


Sora Yasri1, Viroj Wiwanitkit2,  
1 KMT Primary Care Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Medical Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Nis, Nis, Serbia; Department of Tropical Medicine, Hainan Medical University, Hainan, China

Correspondence Address:
Sora Yasri
KMT Primary Care Center, Bangkok, Thailand




How to cite this article:
Yasri S, Wiwanitkit V. Public health concerns on terrorism occurring in hospitals.Ann Trop Med Public Health 2016;9:355-356


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Yasri S, Wiwanitkit V. Public health concerns on terrorism occurring in hospitals. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Aug 21 ];9:355-356
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Dear Sir,

In the present day, the problem of terrorism becomes the worldwide threat. Due to the emerging conflict around the world, the terrorism can be expected elsewhere and becomes the big public health issue. The Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council has just declared for the requirement of "medical countermeasures" toward terrorism. [1] However, it should be noted that the terrorism can also be seen anywhere and the hospital might be the site that becomes the focus of the terrorist. The most recent situation is the terrorism occurring at a district hospital in Southern part of Thailand (see http://pamelageller.com/2016/03/jihadis-launch-mulitple-attacks-across-thailand-on-islamic-anniversary.html/). How to set the safety and defense guideline for the hospital in the very high-risk area is the big issue for our medical society.

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References

1Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council. Medical countermeasures for children in public health emergencies, disasters, or terrorism. Pediatrics 2016;137:1-9.