Category Archives: Medicine

Thailand’s Hospital Network Eyes More Chinese Patients When COVID-19 Ebbs

BANGKOK, Sept 25 (Bernama) — Bangkok Dusit Medical Services (BDMS), Thailand’s largest private hospital network, is eyeing more Chinese patients to seek medical services when the COVID-19 pandemic ebbs and air travel resumes. Its senior vice-president of international marketing, corporate advertising and public relations, Buranut Limjitti said Thailand is a major hub for medical tourism

7-month old girl among five new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand today

Thailand today recorded five new COVID-19 cases, including a seven-month old Indian girl, among arrivals from abroad in state quarantine. According to the CCSA, the child, her parents and another Indian businessman, aged 62, arrived in Thailand from India on the same flight on September 16th and entered alternative state quarantine in Bangkok. All asymptomatic,

Over One Million Health Volunteers Deployed In Thailand To Prepare For Second Wave Of COVID-19 Infections

BANGKOK, Sept 22 (NNN-TNA) – Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health said, it will deploy 1.2 million public health volunteers across the country, to stem and prepare for a possible second wave of COVID-19. The move came after reports of continuous illegal crossings of migrant workers into the Thai soil from Myanmar. Thailand imposed stringent measures,

UK exempts Singapore, Thailand travellers to England from COVID-19 self-isolation

LONDON, Sept 18 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Singapore and Thailand have been added to England’s COVID-19 travel corridor list, the United Kingdom government said. From Saturday 4am UK time, travellers from these countries will no longer have to self-isolate for two weeks upon arrival in England. The exemption applies to travellers from Singapore and Thailand so long as they have not been in, or transited

COVID first’: Thai PM Warns Protesters Against Raising Virus Risks

BANGKOK – Thailand’s military-backed prime minister warned protesters on Thursday against heightening COVID-19 risks as they planned large anti-government demonstrations for the weekend. Demonstrators have held two months of near-daily rallies to demand former junta leader Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha’s removal and changes to a constitution they say were designed to extend military dominance after

Georgia still remains on ‘green list’ of EU Commission’s COVID-safe countries

Despite the increase in the number of coronavirus cases over the past week, Georgia still remains in the ‘green zone’, earlier outlined by the EU Commission, said the head of the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) Amiran Gamkrelidze, Trend reports via Georgian media. He made the remark after the meeting of the Coordination Council

DR BIZ Program to Lessen the Debt Burdens of Businesses Affected by COVID-19

The Cabinet on 8 September 2020 acknowledged the progress of the DR BIZ, or Debt Restructuring Business, Program, launched by the Bank of Thailand, together with the Thai Bankers’ Association, the Association of International Banks, and the Government Financial Institutions Association.   The program aims to provide a mechanism for multi-creditors businesses to lessen their debt

Countries in WHO South-East Asia Region sign declaration to fight COVID-19 as ONE

Bangkok – All Member countries of WHO South-East Asia Region today resolved to collectively fight COVID-19 and strengthen the Region’s response with better equipped health systems to deliver essential health services during the pandemic. “The spread of COVID-19 has impacted almost every community, overwhelmed health systems and disrupted economies and livelihoods with effects reaching far beyond

Thailand’s suicide rate surged 22% in past six months of the COVID-19 pandemic

Thailand’s Department of Mental Health has adopted a pro-active approach, in coordination with the Police Crime Suppression Division and social media influencers, to help people who have may self-harm after a 22% rise in the suicide rate over the past six months.   Mental Health Department Director-General Dr. Kiartipoom Wongrachit said today that the rise