Public health

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Public warned after dengue fever spikes in Jan; 1 dead

The Department of Disease Control (DDC) has warned people to guard against the spread of dengue fever after 2,683 cases were reported during the month of January. According to the DDC’s weekly forecast of diseases and health hazards for Feb 12-18, a total of 2,683 ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand’s total fertility rate drops to alarmingly low level

The Total Fertility Rate (TFR) in Thailand has dropped to 1.51 children per woman or below 600,000 newborns per year, Prof Kamthorn Pruksananonda, from the Royal Thai College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist, said recently.According to the World Health Organisation, the TFR level should stand at ...

The Nation Reporter

NHSO more than doubles dialysis allowance for HIV patients

The National Health Security Office (NHSO) has agreed to increase the dialysis allowance for HIV patients who are under the national health security scheme, also known as the gold card scheme, from Bt1,500 to Bt4,000 per time.NHSO secretary-general Dr Sakchai Kanjanawatana said on Monday: “The ...

The Nation Reporter

Government to provide better support for teenage moms [Video]

Deputy Government Spokesperson Ratchada Thanadirek has stated that the Ministry of Public Health, the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security and the Ministry of Education have signed an agreement to better provide support for teenage moms in schools.Keep watching ...

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 ...

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