NHSO seeks additional Bt20 billion to cover increasing cost of Covid-19 treatment

The National Health Security Office (NHSO) has proposed the government to allocate additional budget of Bt20.82 billion to cover the increasing cost of Covid-19 treatment for patients in home isolation and community isolation centres nationwide, said NHSO secretary-general Dr Jadet Thammathat-Aree on Friday.

“The cost of Covid-19 treatment during May to July was at around Bt5 to 7 billion,” he said. “However, as the number of daily infections increased, the treatment cost also rose to Bt11 billion in August and then to Bt15 billion in September, well above NHSO’s estimation and therefore forced us to seek additional budget.”

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