Public health

’30-baht treatment anywhere’ highlight of Thailand’s new ‘quick win’ health policies

The Public Health Ministry has consolidated the 13 national health plans previously proposed into 10 urgent or “quick win” policies, with the “30-baht treatment anywhere” scheme at its centre.The “30-baht treatment anywhere” scheme was part of the key election promises made by the ruling Pheu ...

The Nation Reporter

Big data healthcare system will deliver better medicine to all Thais

Thailand will have a comprehensive healthcare data system that will give all citizens across the country access to medical services everywhere within a few years, Digital Economy and Society Minister Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn told a press conference on Friday.The remark was made as the country’s Big ...

The Nation Reporter

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 ...

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

Why Vaccine Hesitancy is Rising Among Thailand’s Youth

Since Thailand kicked off its COVID-19 vaccination program for middle and high school students, the country has seen a rise in anti-vax sentiments among its youth. On October 4, Thailand started giving students aged 12 to 17 the mRNA vaccine developed by Pfizer-BioNTech. Approximately 3.6 million out ...

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