Public health

Priority health concerns

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

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

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

Disease Control Dept warns of dengue fever outbreak

Dr Thanarak Phliphat, deputy director-general of the Department of Disease Control, said that with the return of dengue fever it may soon become tougher for doctors to diagnose and detect Covid-19 infections.This is because both viruses show different symptoms based on the age group. For ...

The Nation Reporter

People living in crowded conditions instructed to wear masks at all times

The Public Health Ministry is encouraging people living in slums and in construction camps to wear cloth masks when at home and avoid going out. Caretakers of the slums and construction camps have also been told to screen people for risks, measure their temperature and ...

The Nation Reporter

PM Prayut urges ASEAN’s joint efforts to fight Covid-19

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha this morning called on ASEAN countries to mobilize the energies and efforts of all sectors to jointly fight the novel coronavirus which is ravaging more than half of the countries in the world.He proposed that ASEAN and its three major dialogue ...

Majority not confident in govt's handling of Covid-19: poll

A majority of people are anxious about the Covid-19 outbreak and are not confident in the government’s handling of the situation, according to an opinion survey carried out by Suan Dusit Rajabhat Univerisity, or Suan Dusit Poll.The poll was conducted online on April 7-10 on ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Public Health Min to launch community COVID 19 tests [Video]

Following a campaign to conduct COVID-19 tests at the community level in Phuket , health authorities are preparing to launch similar programs in other areas, in order to quickly test people in risk areas.Keep watching ...

Technology, human spirit unite to fight global crisis

Though the coronavirus outbreak has already infected more than a million people globally, it cannot dash the invincible spirit of citizens. While embattled leaders take draconian measures to curb the contagion, Thais from all walks of life are rushing to support medical personnel on the ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

BOT gives advice on disinfecting cash

The Bank of Thailand (BOT) has advised people on how to clean banknotes and coins to ensure they are not contaminated with Covid-19 virus.The BOT said that people could disinfect the notes by soaking them in soap solution or dishwashing liquid for a short period. ...

The Nation Reporter

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