Officials say jailed wildlife killer Premchai is ok and has finished Covid quarantine

Premchai Karnasuta, former boss of Italian–Thai Development, now behind bars for looking and killing wildlife, is “doing fine” based on officials. The Bangkok Post stories that the Corrections Department have confirmed Premchai is sleeping properly in prison and has completed an preliminary 21-day keep in a Covid-19 quarantine area.
He will now start a second 21-day quarantine period inside the prison’s detention zone. Premchai is incarcerated at Thong Pha Phum prison in the western province of Kanchanaburi. Tawatchai Chaiwat head of the Corrections Department, says that after that, he’ll be transferred to his cell, as is the standard course of for all new inmates. Double says Premchai has had a medical examination and is doing properly.
On December 8, the Supreme Court sentenced Premchai to 3 years and 3 months in prison for hunting and killing a uncommon black leopard within the World Heritage Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary in Kanchanaburi four years in the past.
The jailed tycoon’s spouse, Kanita Karnasuta, has submitted a letter to Justice Minister Somsak Thepsutin, asking that her husband be transferred to hospital. In the letter, she lists a quantity of his illnesses, which include high blood pressure, diabetes, and coronary heart illness. He has also lately had eye surgery. Kanita has voiced concern that her husband may contract Covid-19 in jail, arguing that his chronic illnesses put him at larger risk from the virus.
The Bangkok Post reviews that Tawatchai has responded by saying any determination to switch Premchai to hospital shall be left as a lot as the jail physician. He says if the physician believes the prison’s medical equipment and supplies are not adequate to treat Premchai, he could probably be transferred to hospital.
“All inmates are treated in accordance with human rights ideas, which embrace equal entry to well being services. There are Underground for any particular group of people.”

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