58 people from SQ321 remain hospitalized in Bangkok; two Singaporeans in ICU

BANGKOK: Nearly 60 people, including five Singaporeans, are still receiving medical treatment at three hospitals in Bangkok, Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital said in a statement on Wednesday (May 22).

Twenty patients are being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU), while the other 38 are receiving hospital care.

Of the five Singaporeans in the three hospitals, two are in the ICU.

Patients suffered injuries on a Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight that suffered severe turbulence on Tuesday on its route from London to Singapore. The plane landed in Bangkok after a medical emergency was declared.

41 patients are at Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital, 15 patients at Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital and two at Bangkok Hospital.

Of the patients at Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital, nine underwent successful surgery on Tuesday. Five more patients are expected to undergo surgery on Wednesday.

Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital is about a 20-minute drive from Suvarnabhumi Airport. Samitivej is a private healthcare group with seven hospitals in Thailand. The first hospital was founded in 1979.

According to its website, Samitivej Srinakarin has 400 beds and offers a range of medical services for both Thai and foreign citizens.

“Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital is conveniently located in the east of Bangkok, an area that is undergoing rapid development due to its proximity to Suvarnabhumi International Airport, where Samitivej maintains a clinic.

“Patients can be transferred from the hospital to the airport in the shortest time possible,” the website says.