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Thai health chief urges 8 Chao Phraya River provinces to

BANGKOK, Sept 11 – Thailand’s public health minister urged health centres in eight provinces along the Chao Phraya River to prepare for potential floods following current flooding in several provinces upstream. Public Health Minister Wittaya Buranasiri said three public health centres in Sukhothai and Ayutthaya provinces have been flooded, but remain open for service. In […]Read More

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Chronic diseases kill 75 per cent of Thais

Public Health Minister of Thailand Witthaya Buranasiri yesterday urged an international effort, including among the 10 Asean countries, to implement measures to curb noncommunicable chronic diseases – such as coronary vascular disease, cancer and diabetes. He said these diseases cause immense losses – 41 million people will die from them in the next three years. […]Read More

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Thailand burns 34 tonnes of contraband drugs, worth Bt221 million

AYUTTHAYA, May 4 – Thai Public Health Ministry on Friday burned 34 tonnes of illegal drugs, including pseudoephedrine-based drugs, valued at estimated Bt221 million (more than US$7.36 million). Public Health Minister Witthaya Buranasiri presided over the incineration of contraband drugs, substances, cosmetics and medical devices as well as 238 kilogrammes of the pseudoephedrine-based cold medicines, […]Read More

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Over 1 million Thais are infected with HIV-AIDs

BANGKOK, 18 March 2012 (NNT) – The Public Health Ministry reports that the number of HIV/AIDs patients in Thailand is on the rise with over 1 million patients currently. At the annual HIV/AIDs conference held in Chiang Mai, Public Health Minister Wittaya Buranasiri disclosed that HIV/AIDs is an incurable chronic disease of which more than […]Read More

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Public Health Ministry confident Thailand will not see disease spreading

The Public Health Ministry is confident that Thailand will not see any spreading of diseases after the flood crisis eases while assuring that measures are up to World Health Organization (WHO) standards Wittaya Buranasiri, Public Health minister expresses confidence in looking after flood affected victims in all areas focusing on environmental health, preventing plague and […]Read More