Tags : Medical


Protection for medics or impunity for govt: COVID amnesty bill

The government is poised to declare one of its most controversial decrees under emergency law – one that would hand legal immunity to both COVID-19 health workers and those in charge of vaccine procurement. While Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul insists this so-called “amnesty decree” is designed to boost morale of health personnel working in […]Read More


Over 57,000 Thai Medical Professionals Are Given Pfizer Booster Jabs

BANGKOK (NNT) – Thailand’s Department of Disease Control (DDC) has announced that more than 57,000 medical professionals, who had previously received two jabs of the Sinovac vaccine, were given a dose of Pfizer vaccine to boost their immunity between 4 – 7 August. DDC deputy director-general Dr. Sophon Iamsirsithavorn said the Ministry of Public Health […]Read More


Thailand’s medical system facing its biggest test as COVID surges

With COVID-19 cases now rising by more than 1,000 per day, many Thais are wondering whether the country’s healthcare sector will crumble under the pressure. Despite the launch of field hospitals and “hospitels” (hotels turned into hospitals) concern is rising that the limited medical workforce may soon be overburdened. Full story: thaipbsworld.com By Thai PBS […]Read More


Thailand ready to launch first medical marijuana tour in Southeast

The Tourism and Sports and Public Health ministries are ready to launch the first medical marijuana tour in Southeast Asia next year as they finalised a draft programme for plantations across Thailand. The goal of the tour is to increase awareness of marijuana for medical purposes and inform those who are interested in growing the […]Read More


State land in Phuket to be used for International Medical

PHUKET (NNT) – The Treasury Department has provided state land to the Ministry of Public Health for development into a medical service center aimed at elevating health tourism to Phuket province, as part of plans to turn it into a medical destination post COVID-19. Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan presided over the presentation of […]Read More


Health Minister eyes Thailand’s medical tourism post COVID-19

BANGKOK (NNT) – The Minister of Public Health is optimistic Thailand will be the first choice of medical tourists after the COVID-19 pandemic ends, thanks to the country’s robust public health system and hospitality. Speaking at the opening ceremony of a spine center at Nakornthon Hospital in Bangkok, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of […]Read More


Medical Hub Board to propose 4 destinations for medical tourists

BANGKOK (NNT) – The Medical Hub Board is to propose that the government allow direct international flights to quarantine spa and resort locations in facilitation of medical tourists, adding to Special Tourist VISA (STV) visitors being allowed into the country to stimulate its economy. The most recent meeting of the board chaired by the Minister […]Read More


Over 1,700 foreign nationals expected to visit Thailand in August

More than 1,700 people of 17 nationalities have applied to come to Thailand for medical treatment under medical and wellness programs, said CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin on Friday. Under the admission program, the visitors must: – Have obtained a certificate of entry (COE) from Thai embassies or consular offices in their countries – Be […]Read More