The cabinet approved new regulations of the Prime Minister's Office to set up regional health areas for peopleFri, 06/03/2016 - 19:16 | by admin
The cabinet endorsed draft regulation of the Prime Minister's Office on regional health areas for people which are to be set up in 13 zones nationwide. The regional health areas for people are aimed to promote participatory health systems and meet local health needs.
The National Health Commission Office (NHCO) signed an agreement with Thammasat University (TU) to continuously guarantee health-related rights and duties under the National Health Act in 2007.
The National Health Commission approved four proposals to soften the health impacts of free trade as it wants to prevent foreigners’ monopoly on medicines that would otherwise cause Thai people to face expensive drugs and have difficult access to them.
Jetsada Mingsamorn, chairman of the committee organizing the 8th National Health Assembly in 2015 that focused on wisdom and partnership to create Thai well-being, said that 2,618 people from 280 organizations attended the assembly and participants came from more than 50 new organizations and networks.
Public Health Minister Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn and Dr Sopon Mekthon, permanent secretary for public health, launched a project to eliminate opisthorchiasis and cholangiocarcinoma.
The National Statistical Office reported that in 1994 there were 4 million elderly people in Thailand and they formed 6.8% of the total population. In 2013, the amount soared to 10 million or 14.9% and the figures are expected to reach 20.5 million or 32.1% of the national population in 2040.
Suggestions for regular checkups are medical advice. Checkup packages are advertised but their prices are quite expensive. Besides, most packages are unnecessarily large.
A policy proposal to the 8th National Health Assembly in 2015 to address a consumption problem that affects the well-being of Thai people is a policy to reduce the intake of salt and sodium to combat non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The Thai Low Salt Network and relevant organisations are pushing for the policy.
Dr. Amphon’s views on the “well-being” that suits the global context and the National Health Act B.E. 2550Tue, 11/10/2015 - 17:33 | by admin
“The old and narrow paradigm of health issues as concerning only illnesses is outdated. We have developed well beyond that. The World Health Organization has praised the development in Thailand. The old paradigm cannot defeat health problems because knowledge and access to good services are not enough anymore.”
Dr. Suriya Wongkongkathep, deputy permanent secretary for health, said the Ministry of Public Health together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Commerce, the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, the National Health Security Office, the Thai Health Promotion Foundation, the National Health Commission Office and organizations of the civil society were formulating a global health strategic framework for implementation from 2016 to 2019.