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Half Of Emergency Patients Refused Free Care Under New 72 Hour Scheme

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Half Of Emergency Patients Refused Free Care Under New 72 Hour Scheme

More than half of the 912 patients from April 1 to April 9 who sought medical attention under the government’s free care for 72 hours were deemed “unqualified”. Earlier this year, the Public Health Ministry vowed to ensure that all emergency patients would receive free medical services within 72 hours of developing life-threatening symptoms, from…

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Free Emergency Treatment For 72 Hours At Thai Hospitals

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Free Emergency Treatment For 72 Hours At Thai Hospitals

Patients can now receive free emergency treatment for 72 hours before being transferred to the hospital nominated in their health scheme. Starting from today, emergency patients can go to any hospital for 72 hours free emergency treatment, the Public Health Ministry has announced. Public Health Minister Dr Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn said yesterday that the ministry has…

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Medical Experts Say Dengue Vaccine Should Be Made More Available

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Medical Experts Say Dengue Vaccine Should Be Made More Available

The dengue vaccine registration last October made Thailand one of 14 countries using a vaccine for dengue. President of the Paediatric Infectious Diseases Society of Asia, Dr Usa Thisyakorn, noted on Friday that it was crucial to produce the vaccine to effectively prevent all four serotypes of the d virus, as it could not yet…

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Unprescribed Over-The-Counter Drugs Pose Kidney Failure Threat

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Unprescribed Over-The-Counter Drugs Pose Kidney Failure Threat

Buying unprescribed over-the-counter drugs can put you at serious risk of suffering kidney failure. Here’s what the president of the Friends of Kidney Disease Club has to say: “During the time I worked for a big private company, I often bought medicine from drug stores for Bt5 to Bt10 per set to treat muscle strain….

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Heatstroke Is A REAL Threat In The Summer Months

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Heatstroke Is A REAL Threat In The Summer Months

Every year, many people in Thailand, young and old, fall victim to heatstroke. On average, as many as 32 people die each year. The risk is particularly high during the peak summer months, when temperatures often soar above 40 degrees Celsius. From March 1 to April 17 last year, 21 people succumbed to heatstroke. Of…

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Health Ministry Promise Free Emergency Hospital Treatment

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Health Ministry Promise Free Emergency Hospital Treatment

The Health ministry has promised that everyone will receive free emergency hospital treatment. However, it remains uncertain whether this will apply everywhere. The public, after all, has heard too often over the past five years how so many families struggle with massive medical bills after their loved ones were rushed to hospitals. This is in…

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Abortion In Thailand Now Safe AND Legal

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Abortion In Thailand Now Safe AND Legal

This is an extremely long article but because of the importance of its content,it was felt that it should be published in its entirety. The small clinic has only four sections: a reception area, restrooms, counseling room and an area where the actual procedure is performed. Located just off busy Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, it’s run…

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New Law Raises Minimum Age For Purchasing Cigarettes To 20

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New Law Raises Minimum Age For Purchasing Cigarettes To 20

A new law has been introduced to try and discourage young people from smoking. Under the new Tobacco Control bill, anyone who sells cigarettes to under-age teenagers could be jailed for three months or fined up to Bt30,000 or both. The new law also stipulates that people who sell cigarettes must be at least 18…

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Minister Of Public Health Warns Of Hand, Mouth And Foot Disease In Children

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Minister Of Public Health Warns Of Hand, Mouth And Foot Disease In Children

The ministry of Public Health has warned teachers and parents about the dangers of Hand,Mouth and Foot (HMFD) in young children. Public Health Minister Piyasakol Sakolsattayathorn said that there were a total of 6,790 HMFD patients identified from 1 January to 14 February 2017, according to the Department of Disease Control (DDC). Most of the…

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A Good Night’s Sleep Important For Children

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A Good Night’s Sleep Important For Children

Everyone who has children will have experienced the problem of getting their child to sleep. The following article may go some way to alleviate it. It’s that time of year when trying to get the little ones off to bed is a near impossible task. Excitement levels are at their maximum thanks to seeing relatives,…

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