Social inequality 'hampers health'

Social inequality remains an obstacle in the provision of health care. As such, countries should not only focus on the financial aspect of universal health coverage but also empowering people, according to Jos Vandelaer, World Health Organization (WHO) Representative to Thailand. Dr Vandelaer spoke about ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Public warned after dengue fever spikes in Jan; 1 dead

The Department of Disease Control (DDC) has warned people to guard against the spread of dengue fever after 2,683 cases were reported during the month of January. According to the DDC’s weekly forecast of diseases and health hazards for Feb 12-18, a total of 2,683 ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Asia Pacific ahead of the curve in using data, AI, analytics in healthcare: Philips report

Healthcare leaders throughout the Asia Pacific (Apac) region are looking to data and predictive technologies as the foundations of their future healthcare systems, the Philips Future Health Index (FHI) 2022 report revealed.The report outlined data and staffing challenges for healthcare in Apac, as the region’s ...

The Nation Reporter

537 million people suffer from diabetes worldwide, or an average of 1 death every 5 seconds

Department of Disease Control reports the situation of diabetes around the world. There are 537 million patients, contributing to 6.7 million deaths, or 1 death every 5 seconds, while Thailand has found 300,000 new cases per year.Keep reading ...

Budget of THB1.2bn approved for training to boost household income

The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a budget of 1.249 billion baht to train people in part-time occupations to help them through economic hardship.The budget will fund three-month courses to equip people with skills such as hairdressing, packaging design, auto repair, air conditioner repair, sewing, and ...

The Nation Reporter

Cabinet approves Civil Partnership Bill

The cabinet has approved the Civil Partnership Bill, which allows same-sex couples to register their partnership, and legal amendments after being vetted by the Council of State.Deputy government spokeswoman Rachada Dhnadirek said on Tuesday that the cabinet earlier endorsed the draft bill, which was sponsored ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Govt to subsidise workers' SSF contributions May-July

The government will subsidise registered workers’ welfare payments after the cabinet agreed to reduce their contribution to the Social Security Fund (SSF) in light of economic pressures, says the Labour Ministry.The decision to reduce workers’ contribution was among 10 measures agreed by the cabinet last ...

Bangkok Post 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

NHSO backs B51bn loan to cover coronavirus costs

The National Health Security Office (NHSO) Board has agreed to a proposal to secure a 51-billion-baht loan by executive decree. The loan will fund reimbursement claims for Covid-related services for 10 months.Acquiring the loan began in earnest after a meeting on Feb 7, presided over ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Card holders can now use any hospital

Holders of 30-baht universal health care cards are now eligible to seek medical treatment at primary care units nationwide, Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said on Sunday.There is no need to seek referral documents from the units where patients are registered, ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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