Public health

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

Investors target healthcare

Longer life expectancy and changes in centuries-old extended family culture are making the healthcare industry a magnet for investors looking for business opportunities.A third factor fuelling the growth of the industry is increasing public health concerns amid the Covid-19 pandemic, said Tanatip Suppradit, vice-chairman and ...

Lamonphet Apisitniran

Building a reliable IT ecosystem for the Thai public health sector

The primary goal of any hospital or healthcare provider is their patients’ health and wellbeing. When it comes to embracing new technologies, it’s more about improving patient care, services and experiences to help them recover than deploying cutting-edge solutions or cost reductions – but an ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand in a green rush as government pushes cannabis as cash crop

The government held a convention in Buriram province in northeastern Thailand over the weekend to educate the public on cannabis use and promote businesses. People were able to taste hemp-based noodles, ice-cream and drinks.Hemp plants are a variety of cannabis that have higher concentrations of ...

FDA wants cannabis put on its list of essential medicines

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is pushing to expedite the listing of cannabis in the National List of Essential Medicines and for food product use, its deputy secretary-general Supattra Boonserm said.She said the FDA committee on Monday approved the draft of minister of public ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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