NCDs are No 1 killer disease in Thailand with over 300,000 deaths each year

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Non-communicable diseases have become the Number One cause of deaths in Thailand with more than 300,000 fatalities each year most of whom males, said Public Health Minister Ratchata Ratchatanavin on Tuesday.

Addressing the opening of the NCD forum 2015 held today at Muang Thong Thani, the public health minister disclosed that the medical bills for the treatment of NCDs were estimated at about 198 billion baht which is equivalent to 2.2 percent of the GDP.

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