The National Health Security Office of Thailand (NHSO) is set to promote primary medical care across the country while insisting that patients still benefit greatly from the health security system’s free-of-charge treatment.
NHSO Secretary General Dr. Winai Sawatdiworn has revealed that the health security policy, which has been promoting free-of-charge medical treatments for over 10 years, has been met with a 90% satisfaction from the public. Moreover, the program has been praised and accepted by the World Health Organization. In order to ensure the efficiency of the system as well as create an equal opportunity of access for the whole country, the NHSO is set to develop the system to become more accessible at the community level; that is, starting with primary health care.
The treatment of hepatic disease has recently been included into the health security system; thus, patients with this disease are now eligible for free treatments. Apart from this new addition, the NHSO has insisted that the health security policy remains unchanged. Those who need further information on the system may call the office’s hotline number 1330 around the clock.
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