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NHSO more than doubles dialysis allowance for HIV patients

The National Health Security Office (NHSO) has agreed to increase the dialysis allowance for HIV patients who are under the national health security scheme, also known as the gold card scheme, from Bt1,500 to Bt4,000 per time.NHSO secretary-general Dr Sakchai Kanjanawatana said on Monday: “The ...

The Nation Reporter

Government to provide better support for teenage moms [Video]

Deputy Government Spokesperson Ratchada Thanadirek has stated that the Ministry of Public Health, the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security and the Ministry of Education have signed an agreement to better provide support for teenage moms in schools.Keep watching ...

Universal healthcare pilot project kicks off in Buri Ram

As of November 1, all state hospitals in Buri Ram province are required to provide four additional services to universal healthcare cardholders.The new services will give cardholders the right to get treated at all member hospitals, patients transfers will be free of red tape, cardholders ...

The Nation Reporter

PM wants Gold Card holders to be able to get treatment anywhere

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered the Ministry of Public Health to make arrangements so that people can receive treatment at any medical facility under the new Bt30 healthcare scheme (Gold Card) Anucha Burapachaisri, spokesman for the Office of Prime Minister, said on Sunday.Keep ...

The Nation Reporter

Treasury allots B4bn for medical hub

The Treasury Department together with the Public Health Ministry has vowed to splurge as much as 4 billion baht to develop and convert Phuket’s medical tourism industry into a world-class medical and wellness tourist destination.Director-general Yuthana Yimkarun said the department scheduled a Nov 2 ceremony ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

Free flu vaccines for social security members aged over 50

Social security scheme members who are more than 50 years old will be eligible for free influenza vaccine with effect from October 15.“Persons under the social security scheme aged over 50 years will be eligible to receive influenza vaccines free of charge once a year ...

The Nation Reporter

Lack of medical personnel in Thailand 'an obstacle in developing vaccines'

Vaccine development in Thailand is hampered by lack of adequate medical personnel, Yong Poovorawan, head of the Centre of Excellence in Clinical Virology at the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, said.He posted on his Facebook page that shortage of personnel, not money, was an obstacle ...

The Nation Reporter

Medical cannabis industry gears up to drive Thai economy

Medical cannabis will be raised to the status of an economic crop in Thailand and exported across the world, according to a government subcommittee studying the draft law on cultivation of cannabis and Thai hemp.The subcommittee said Thai farmers should also have access to both ...

The Nation Reporter

Law change to light up Thai medical cannabis market

The Public Health Ministry will propose an amendment to the Narcotic Act to the Cabinet on Tuesday (August 4), seeking to maximise the benefits of medical cannabis.The move comes after Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha announced urgent projects to enhance local research and development of medical ...

The Nation Reporter

Covid-19 pandemic showcases Thailand as a Medical & Wellness Hub

Thailand’s internationally admired performance in the pandemic of the COVID-19 virus has showcased the exceptional strengths of the country’s health care system and medical industry to further justify its drive towards becoming one of the world’s top medical hubs.A sophisticated healthcare system, universal healthcare coverage and ...

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