Cabinet approves 3.9 billion to develop ‘Siriraj BTS Station’ to connect to Thailand’s first hospital

The Cabinet approved a budget of 3.85 billion to develop the Siriraj BTS station. Light red-orange line Connect the first hospital in the country

At 2 pm on September 27, at Government House, Ms Ratchada Thanadirek, Deputy Spokesperson of the Prime Minister’s Office said it was announced after the meeting of the Cabinet (Cabinet) that the Cabinet approves the implementation of the hospital construction project and Siriraj Station. Mahidol University Siriraj Hospital Faculty of Medicine The total budget is 3,851.27 million baht, divided into investment budget 2,338.27 million baht, medical equipment 1,400 million baht and personnel budget (salary category) 113,010,000 baht The budget totaled 1,298.77 million baht in the form of subsidies.

Ms. Ratchada said that This project was initiated by the Faculty of Medicine of Siriraj Hospital. The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) and the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation to implement Construction of a medical building and Siriraj Station to be the first public health and public transport station in Thailand

By developing a connection point for train travel at Siriraj Hospital, 2 stations are: 1. MRTA Orange Line Siriraj Station 2. MRTA Light Red Line Thon Buri-Siriraj Station

increase usability In addition to the train station with medical services such as outpatient services inpatient services Patient examination services that do not need to stay overnight, etc., to facilitate patients to access medical care quickly. Reduce travel time and reduce patient congestion at Siriraj Hospital by becoming the Best One Stop Service and Integrated Care.

Ms. Ratchada said that This project is located on the SRT area, which is affiliated to Siriraj Hospital Faculty of Medicine. Mahidol University Thonburi-Siriraj railway station area, which connects the light red line station Along the Bangkok Noi canal It is SRT land lease on an area of ​​4.67 rai (7,456 square meters) for a lease term of 30 years. It is a 15-storey high building construction with 3 basement floors, the total height of the building is 81 meters, with a usable area of ​​approximately 51,853 square meters, divided into 1. Hospital area 47,537 square meters 2 . Light red line area 3,410 square meters and 3. MRT Orange Line Area 906 square meters with parking space for 79 cars, construction period is 32 months, total project duration is 4 years.

“Currently, Siriraj Hospital It is a 2,100 bed hospital serving an average of 3 million outpatients per year and an average of 830,000 inpatient services per year. It will facilitate people to access medical care quickly and reduce congestion at Siriraj Hospital. It will also improve the level of public health services in Thailand. in the form of the first public health and public transport station in the country,” said Ms Ratchada.

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