Public health

Health care policy and administration

’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

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 ...

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

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

Bangkok authorities aim to remove sugary soft drinks from schools

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration says it’s working to make all Bangkok schools soda-free (sugary drinks).The Nation reports that the BMA’s Permanent Secretary is consulting with municipal and district offices in an effort to improve the health of the city’s school children and protect them from ...

24 rare diseases added to UHC scheme

The board of the National Health Security Office (NHSO) on Thursday agreed to include 24 rare but severe diseases into the universal health coverage scheme.The board also set aside an additional budget of 12.85 million baht to fund treatment of these diseases.Keep reading ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Workforce health MoU inked

Seven agencies signed a memorandum of cooperation on Thursday to promote health and well-being in the workplace and prevent occupational risks and work-related diseases.Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha presided over the signing of the agreement between the Interior, Labour, Public Health and Industry ministries, the Bangkok ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Public Health Ministry braces for flood-related diseases

The Public Health Ministry is preparing for flood-related diseases as water starts to recede in many provinces.Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said at Government House on Tuesday that his ministry is readying to tackle an outbreak of diseases after flood water ...

The Nation Reporter

Plans to use telemedicine to screen patients

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul plans to use telemedicine technology to screen out patients from large crowded hospitals in towns, a Bhumjai Thai MP said.Bhumjai Thai MP and spokesman Setthapong Malisuwan said Anutin had assigned him to take charge of the use of telemedicine at ...

The Nation Reporter

Public healthcare pilot project aims to make Patong beach safe for tourists

The Patong beach in Phuket has been chosen to be an integrated marine public healthcare pilot area where state agencies, local administrators and local people join forces to provide aid in response to accidents at sea. The move is aimed at boosting tourists’ confidence.Keep reading ...

The Nation Reporter

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