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Queen Sirikit of Thailand hospitalised with lung infection, condition improving

Queen Sirikit of Thailand, the consort of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, has been hospitalised to Chulalongkorn Hospital in Bangkok after her health declined in the past days, a month after her husband passed away. According to the Royal Palace officials, the Queen has been hospitalised on Wednesday with a lung infection and fever at the Sriraj Hospital, from where she was moved to the Chulalongkorn Hospital on Thursday. After being treated with utmost care by the Kingdom’s top physicians, the Palace has announced her health has improved.

“Today Her Majesty‚Äôs fever decreased, her respiration is good and she eats well,” the statement said.

sirikit2At the Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, the Queen is monitored by a team of doctors who attend to her needs 24 hours a day. An X-ray revealed the infection which affects her lungs, which are inflamed. The infection is currently being treated with antibiotics, according to reporters of the Bangkok Post, quoting sources within the hospital.

Queen Sirikit of Thailand has been married to King Bhumibol since 1950, after she met him in Paris where her father was Ambassador. The longest reigining Queen of the modern times, she is the mother of Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn. She was last seen in public during the ceremonies for her late husband, King Bhumibol.

At the moment, she is the Queen Dowager of Thailand, until her son will assume the crown. The President of the Privy Council, General Prem Tinsulanonda, serves as regent of Thailand.

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