Public health

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 ...

Wichuta Teeratanabodee

Tech to offer better health outcomes

5G, artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT) and other emerging technologies are expected to reshape healthcare service in the years to come as access to better medical service becomes available, say industry players.These new technologies could help save lives, reduce medical personnel workloads ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Survey finds system of hospital patients collecting medicines from pharmacies a success

A recent survey has revealed that the system of hospital patients picking their medicines up from pharmacies was efficient.The Ministry of Public Health had approved the policy, starting October 1, 2019, for hospital patients to receive their medicines at pharmacies.From January 1, 29,299 patients had ...

The Nation Reporter

TDRI urges govt to prioritise procurement of high-quality vaccines

The Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) has said the country is far from ready to be reopened in 120 days as previously stated by the prime minister.In an article titled “Investing in Public Health”, published on Tuesday, the TDRI suggested that the focus should be ...

The Nation Reporter

Constant development to make UCS on par with other health schemes

The Civil Servant Medical Benefit Scheme (CSMBS) is always seen by many people as a benchmark for future improvements in the Universal Coverage Scheme (UCS), despite their differences in several aspects.One privilege that has long been being enjoyed by the people receiving healthcare services under ...

The Nation Reporter

Public hearings on Universal Coverage Scheme being held online amid pandemic

The National Health Security Office (NHSO) is holding virtual public hearings to improve the Universal Coverage Scheme (UCS) and answer stakeholders needs, a senior official has said.The NHSO has not suspended its public hearings despite the Covid-19 third wave in Thailand, said Dr Jedsada Chokdamrongsuk, ...

The Nation Reporter

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