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A budget of 3.8 billion baht has been approved to build Thailand’s first train station inside a hospital. The train station is intended to serve as a transportation hub with a medical centre at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok. The deputy spokesperson of the Prime Minister’s Office, Ratchada Thanadirek, reported yesterday that the very first train station for health and public health in Thailand would be available at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok. Ratchada said that the project is the result of a cooperation between Siriraj Hospital, the State Railway of Thailand (SRT), and the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRT). […]

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The hospital provides services to three million outpatients and 8.3 inpatients per year.

Does anyone ever proof read these articles?

Obviously 8.3 inpatients is incorrect.

The linked articles in Thai state 83,000 inpatients

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The term "train hub" for what is essentially a station stop is excessive. It is common practice in properly planned cities to large hospitals in proximity to mass transportation access. Unless the trains are specialized hospital trains, all that is being done is that they are opening a train station at the hospital. if it is anything like the airport trains, it will be used by workers commuting to work who will crowd out the intended customers during rush hour. 

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