The role of the engineering in fighting COVID-19: A lesson from hospitals


  • Chalee Krimjai Mahidol University
  • Nattanicha Kunarbutr Mahidol University
  • Chalermphong Kaipho Mahidol University
  • Kraichat Tantrakarnapa
  • Sawake Chomming Mahidol University


COVID-19, Engineering task, Facilities and resources management, Health services


COVID-19 caused by the new novel Coronavirus 2019, called SARS-CoV-2 Virus, originated in China at the end of 2019. The first case in Thailand was found in January 2020 and was found to be an imported case from China. It has then spread to other areas of the country. The aims of the study were to demonstrate the role of physical facilities and engineering in controlling the outbreak and transmission of the disease while also reducing risk for health personnel. The data of the study were collected by reviewing the literature that related to facilities supporting disease control. The results indicated that without mitigation measures and prevention control, the increasing rate of COVID-19 infected cases would become exponential. It is necessary to respond to the outbreak of this disease and prevent transmission among health personnel, especially by screening and investigation processes. However, they cannot work alone, as the requirement of other supporting departments is equally as important, namely; the supporting of physical facilities, engineering works, communication with the infected, confirmed cases, separate room allocation, and more.

Author Biographies

Nattanicha Kunarbutr, Mahidol University

Tropical Medicine Hospital, Faculty of Tropical Medicine

Chalermphong Kaipho, Mahidol University

ภาควิชาเวชศาสตร์สังคมและสิ่งแวดล้อม คณะเวชศาสตร์เขตร้อน มหาวิทยาลัยมหิดล

Sawake Chomming, Mahidol University

สำนักงานคณบดี คณะเวชศาสตร์เขตร้อน มหาวิทยาลัยมหิดล


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How to Cite

Krimjai, C. ., Kunarbutr, N. ., Kaipho, C. ., Tantrakarnapa, K., & Chomming, S. . (2021). The role of the engineering in fighting COVID-19: A lesson from hospitals. The Office of Disease Prevention and Control 9th Nakhon Ratchasima Journal, 27(2), 61–70. Retrieved from



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