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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 ...

Volunteers to be enlisted next month for human trial of Covid-19 vaccine

Thailand will sign up volunteers in August-September to test the Covid-19 vaccine and conduct the first trial on a human in October, said Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation Minister Suvit Maesincee.Suvit said he was informed by Chulalongkorn University’s Chula Vaccine Research Centre and the ...

The Nation Reporter

Mixed results in UN report on HIV fight

Around 50% of the 5,400 new HIV infections recorded in the country last year were among young people aged 15-24 years old, according to information presented by UNAIDS’ regional director for Asia and the Pacific.Eamonn Murphy told the Bangkok Post during the launch of UNAIDS’ ...

Kornchanok Raksaseri

Daily-wage health workers seek more benefits

A group representing hospital daily-wage workers nationwide is calling for better fringe benefits, saying they also deserve a work benefit upgrade being offered salaried staff as a reward for their good work in containing the coronavirus.The move follows Monday’s announcement by Deputy Prime Minister and ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Public Health Ministry prepares for the worst once state of emergency lifted

The Public Health Ministry is preparing more than 20,000 hospital beds and 1.3 million doses of medicine to deal with the second wave of Covid-19 infections that may hit the country once the state of emergency has been lifted.Dr Sukhum Kanchanaphimai, the ministry’s permanent secretary, ...

The Nation Reporter

mRNA vaccine against Covid-19 shows initial success on monkeys

Thailand seems to be moving closer to finding a Covid-19 vaccine after the first trial on monkeys proved to be successful, leaving them strong and immune to the virus. Scientists were scheduled to launch a second round of testing the mRNA vaccine on the animals ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand races to create coronavirus vaccine, eyes possible medical tourism boost

Thailand: Momentum is building behind Thailand’s push to create its own coronavirus vaccine, with more manpower and resources dedicated to the effort amid hopes it could boost medical tourism.Thai trials of an experimental vaccine using monkeys started last month, one of at least 100 potential ...

Dengue outbreak kills 11, sickens 14,000

Eleven people have been killed and more than 14,000 sickened by a nationwide dengue fever outbreak that has been super-charged by the onset of the rainy season.“From January 1 to May 25 there have been 14,126 cases of dengue fever in Thailand, or 21.28 patients ...

The Nation Reporter

GPO ready for industrial vaccine production

The Government Pharmaceutical Organisation (GPO) has announced progress in the development of three Thai Covid-19 vaccines, with results expected by the end of 2020 and a plant in Saraburi standing ready to begin manufacturing the successful candidate.GPO director general Dr Witoon Danwiboon on Monday (June ...

The Nation Reporter

Thai healthcare system among top ranked countries

Thai Health Report 2020 showed that Thailand’s healthcare system was ranked among top countries in Asia and the World and the country was in the world’s top 13 rankings of the countries, responding well to a pandemic.The report was produced by the Institute for Population ...

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