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  • Friday, April 10, 2020 10:37 | Chonnipa Nakpontong (Administrator)
    Magna employees in Allende, Mexico, sewing masks to help address a shortage during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Magna in Action during COVID-19
    Team Motto:  What can we get, what can we make?

    Demonstrating ingenuity of the team

    • With Magna’s technology, expertise, size and scale, we can quickly take action in times like a global pandemic.
    Entrepreneurial culture at its best
    • Our culture allows us to respond to changing market demands
    • Magna employees are problem-solvers by nature, and we are committed to supporting the communities where we work and live.

    Devoting time and resources to help global crisis

    • Magna design engineers with a fashion background (in our seating group) developed a pattern for others to follow in making mask covers.
    • In Europe, Magna’s seating facilities with specialized cut & sew capabilities ramped up production of much-needed masks to help address a shortage in Italy. In Russia, Serbia and the Czech Republic, Magna employees now produce 51,000 masks per day of two different designs (one more complex, with an additional filter pocket).
    • At our cut & sew facilities in Mexico as well, we are ramping up to 2,000 a day with a goal to reach the same levels we have in Europe. These masks are for use within the local community.
    • We have confirmed with medical health authorities that KN95 masks from China are needed.  Therefore, Magna has secured 510,000 KN95 masks (similar to N95) and donating them to various hospitals throughout North America.  In addition, our powertrain team in China secured 30,000 KN95 masks and shipped to Italy. 
    • Our divisions and employees around the world are donating gloves to hospitals, meals to health-care workers, and hygiene kits to shelters.
    • We are in active discussions with different automakers on providing parts for ventilators, face shields and more. 


    Tracy Fuerst, Vice President Corporate Communications & Public Relations

    tracy.fuerst@magna.com, 248-631-5396

  • Monday, March 30, 2020 16:55 | Anonymous

  • Monday, March 30, 2020 16:42 | Anonymous

    Bumrungrad International Hospital Announcement

    This is in response to the government's announcement of the emergency decree according to the Emergency Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situation, B.E. 2548 (2005) to be enforced nationwide from 26 March to 30 April, 2020 to control the COVID- 19 outbreak, with the Centre for Resolution of Emergency Situation or CRES set up at the Government House.

    Considering Bumrungrad International’s responsibilities and the necessity as a medical institution to provide continuous care for patients, we would like to inform you of our services as follows:

    1. Bumrungrad International Hospital is open for treatment as usual. Operation hours of some specialties and services might be adjusted as appropriate. Please check with our hotline by calling 1378. However, after 18.00 hrs., the following Clinics and Centers will be relocated to a different floor:

    • Breast Care Clinic
    • Children’s Center
    • Ear, Nose and Throat Center (ENT)
    • Endocrine Center
    • Eye Center
    • Heart Center
    • Joint Replacement Center
    • Medical Clinics
    • Nephrology (Kidney) Center
    • Neuroscience Center
    • Orthopedics Center
    • Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Center
    • Pre-op
    • Spine Institute
    • Surgical Center
    • Urology Center

    Please contact the Registration Counter on the G floor of the Bumrungrad International Clinic (BIC) Building to register and from there we will direct you to the new location of the respective center.


    • Dental Clinic (located on the 3rd floor of BIH Building) is now only open for emergency
    • cases.
    • Evening Clinic (located at the Liver Center) is now closed. Please go to the Registration Counter on the G floor for assistance.
    2. The Emergency Department is open 24 hours.

    3. Patients can visit the hospital to seek medical care as usual. However, when travelling during curfew hours (if any), please be prepared to show to officials your ID card, passport, or any other official ID and appointment slip (if any) except in urgent cases or emergencies.

    4. All patients and their families and hospital visitors need to go through COVID-19 screening points following the disease prevention measures.

    5. There are sufficient medicine and medical supplies to maintain services.

    6. The food court, restaurants, bank and shops within the hospital premises are open for business although operating hours may be adjusted as appropriate.

    7. For your convenience, please make appointments in advance at 1378. Bumrungrad International Hospital can offer off-site services for the convenience of patients and their families as in the following situations:

    • Providing consultation via smartphones (Telemedicine)
    • Prescription filling and home delivery of medication following doctors’ prescription.
    • Home visit service for blood sample collection according to doctors' instructions.
    • Home visit service for influenza vaccination
    • Home visit for immunological tests

    Thank you for placing your trust in Bumrungrad International Hospital.

    Bumrungrad International Hospital

    28 March 2020

  • Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:28 | Anonymous

    Samitivej Hospitals offer Free Consultation through Samitivej Virtual Hospital for the members of the CanCham Thailand.

    Samitivej Virtual Hospital is a real-time consultation with doctors via video call, available 24 hours a day. The service offers fast and easy access, allowing patients to communicate directly with Samitivej medical staff for online health consultation. The service is available through the Samitivej Plus application*, hospital website and LINE application @Samitivej. Samitivej Virtual Hospital service includes:

    • Real-time consultation with Samitivej’s team of doctors and nurses
    • Blood samples taken at home
    • Medication delivery (free delivery in Bangkok)
    • Vaccination at home

    Samitivej Virtual Hospital has been an accredited member of the American Telemedicine Association since 2019.

    Unlimited free online consultations through Samitivej Virtual Hospital.

    At the end of your payment process, please use the CanCham Thailand

    Promotional Code: CANCHAM20

    Click for an online consultation now

    Valid until 31 December 2020

    Should you have additional questions or are experiencing problems with Samitivej Virtual Hospital, please contact 02-022-2222 or info@samitivej.co.th.

    For more information about Samitivej Virtual Hospital, please CLICK HERE.

    *For first time Samitivej Plus registration, please make sure to use the same ID/passport number that you used to register as a patient at the hospital, so that our system can match your records.

    Terms & Conditions

    • Free online consultations for the first 15 minutes. Please enter the promotional code in the payment section at the end of your payment process.
    • The Promotional Code cannot be exchanged for cash or used in conjunction with other discounts or promotions by Samitivej Hospital.
    • The Promotional Code can be used for doctor consultation via Samitivej Virtual Hospital only.
    • The Hospital reserves the right to change any conditions without prior notice.

    Disclaimer: All advice and recommendations suggested by our doctors will be based on the medical information provided by the customer. However, this service does not constitute an official medical diagnosis and must not be used in emergency situations which require urgent medical attention.

  • Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:08 | Anonymous

    Are you working from home? Are you tired of ordering in the same old food? Looking for something healthy AND delicious?

    We would like to let you know that getfresh, Bangkok’s number one choice for immunity boosting, healthy, clean food remains open for business via all the major delivery platforms  – Food Panda , GrabFood, LINEMAN and GET!

    Getfresh has an assorted menu of delicious and healthy options to serve every taste and we appreciate your support in this difficult time.

    The getfresh story started seven years ago in order to serve great quality food at a reasonable price to the people of Bangkok and we continue in that tradition today.

  • Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:09 | Anonymous

    In order to fight against COVID-19 disease, we would like to boost up your health with our special offers delivered with world-class medical services and care.

    • Special discount 50% on inpatient room rates, intermediate intensive care unit and intensive care unit*
    • Special discount 30% on special equipment and imaging such as X-ray, MRI, CT, Echocardiogram (Echo) and Exercise Stress Test (EST).**

    Terms and Conditions:

    • *This excludes medical service fee, nursing fee, food, inpatient medicines, medical equipment and medical supply, blood transfusion, pain management after surgery, rehabilitation equipment and service during hospitalization.
    • **This excludes PET/CT, oncology imaging, radiotherapy, surgical instrument and doctor fee.

    Remarks: These special offers only apply to Thais and domestic expatriates who have resided in Thailand (cash and credit cards only). These offers cannot be used in combination with other discount, packages and promotions.

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