Long Covid clinics launch at nine Bangkok hospitals

People with symptoms of long Covid can now seek treatment at special clinics set up by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) at nine hospitals in the city.Dr Suksan Kittisupakorn, director of the BMA’s Medical Service Department, said on Friday that the Long Covid Clinics would ...

The Nation Reporter

Jabs 'saved half a million people'

A research team from Mahidol University has estimated that the government’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign over the past two years prevented nearly 490,000 deaths.The team based their work on a mathematic modelling carried out by the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis in 185 countries ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

Omicron BA.5 the most infectious of all variants, respiratory expert warns

The Omicron BA.5 subvariant can spread faster than any other subvariants before it and can cause reinfections, Vichaiyut Hospital respiratory specialist Dr Manoon Leechawengongs warned on Wednesday.In a Facebook post, Manoon posted a screenshot of an article headline from the Fortune website titled “Move over, ...

The Nation Reporter

NHSO to cut back on Covid test support starting July 1

The National Health Security Office (NHSO) will not cover the public costs of coronavirus tests performed by medical service centres uninsured by universal health coverage (UHC), starting July 1 when Covid-19 is declared endemic.This was agreed upon during a meeting of the NHSO board of ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thai economy hit by China’s zero-Covid policy, import restrictions: NESDC

China’s zero-Covid policy, agricultural import restrictions, and shift away from global dependence will hit Thailand’s economy, warned a government agency on Sunday.The National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) said it was monitoring China closely after the country imposed Covid-19 lockdown measures on Shanghai and ...

The Nation Reporter

Ministry confirms revising criteria for administering Covid booster dose

The Ministry of Public Health recently confirmed it had changed the formula for administering booster doses of the Covid-19 booster vaccines.There have been discussions on social media on whether the ministry had actually changed the formula. The Anti-Fake News Centre Thailand investigated this issue on ...

The Nation Reporter

No shortage of Favipiravir pills

The Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) on Saturday said the country is not facing shortages of anti-viral Favipiravir pills for Covid-19 patients.Sirikul Methivirangsan, deputy director of the GPO, was reacting to a message posted on the Rural Doctor Society (RDS) Facebook page earlier saying several hospitals ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Ministry aims to declare Covid-19 an endemic in four months

The Public Health Ministry aims to relegate the Covid-19 from a pandemic to an endemic in four months, it announced Thursday.Dr Kiartiphum Wongrachit, the ministry’s permanent secretary, said the goal is to make the change in four months.Kiartiphum said he had learned from epidemiologists that ...

The Nation Reporter

B101bn spent on Covid-19 treatments

More than 101 billion baht of the Universal Coverage for Emergency Patients (Ucep) scheme has been spent treating Covid-19 sufferers, mostly with mild symptoms, over the past two years, says the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).CCSA spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin said Ucep will carry on ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Economic recovery to be slow amid Covid crisis, global energy prices, rise in product costs: BOT

Thailand’s economy is expected to recover gradually but still faces difficulties due to the Covid-19 crisis, global energy prices and the increasing cost of products and services, the Bank of Thailand (BOT) reported on Wednesday.It said recovery in each economic sector is different, and it ...

The Nation Reporter

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