All units ready for BIKE FOR DAD campaign

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All agencies involved in the BIKE FOR DAD campaign are undergoing final preparations, with over 1,600 medical personnel ready to provide emergency assistance.

Department of Medical Services Director General Suphan Srithamma has presented medical staff with arm badges and first aid supplies to be used during the event. The supplies were bestowed by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn.

A total of 1,610 medical staffers from the Ministry of Public Health, public and private hospitals, and various foundations will provide medical assistance at the event. They will be organized into mobile teams that will bike along in the event, as well as stationary teams deployed along the biking route.

In addition, Bangkok Emergency Medical Service will act as a command center for emergency situations and record the number of accidents.

Royal Thai Police Spokesperson Pol Maj Gen Songpol Wattanchai affirmed that the police will do its best to protect the Crown Prince and the general public during the event.

Spectators have been urged not to bring backpacks within the vicinity of the biking route, while cyclists have been told to ride in an orderly manner and refrain from taking pictures while biking, to prevent any careless accidents.

Food and water will be provided to both cyclists and spectators at four venues from noon onwards. The venues are Sanam Sue Pa, Sanam Luang, Nanglerng Horseracing Stadium and Lumpini Park.

Given the number of road closures, the Expressway Authority of Thailand will waive fees at 11 tollway gates, including at Yommaraj, Hua Lamphong, Saphan Sawang, Urupong Surawong, Chan, Sathorn, Sukhumvit, Phetchaburi, Rama 4-1, and Rama 4-2, from 9:00am – 11:00pm.

The MRT subway service will also provide 50% discount fares from noon until midnight, while those bringing a bicycle onto the BTS sky train can travel for free from 6.00am to midnight. A total 1,500 public buses will also provide free rides to passengers tomorrow throughout the day.

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