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    Thailand Video News | Six Vietnamese nationals found dead in Bangkok hotel, Man kills wife in drunken rage over hygiene dispute

    In Thailand Video News today, Alex talks about the six Vietnamese nationals who were found dead in a Bangkok luxury hotel after allegedly drinking poisoned tea and coffee. A man in a drunken rage has killed his wife with a wooden stick after being told she hadn’t bathed. Governor Chadchart Sittipunt has inspected Bueng Makkasan in Ratchathewi due to an…

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    Thailand’s 30 baht healthcare policy gets public approval

    Thailand’s 30 Baht Treatment Anywhere policy has received widespread approval from the public, providing accessible health services for minor illnesses through community pharmacies in 45 provinces. The 30 Baht Treatment Anywhere policy, which allows citizens to receive healthcare services for minor ailments at designated quality pharmacies, has been warmly received by the public. This initiative, part of the National Health…

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    Thailand Video News | Cannabis crusaders begin hunger strike over reclassification plan, Heightened security in Yala amid insurgent threats

    In Thailand Video News today, Alex and Jay talk about the protestors involved in a hunger strike against the reclassification of cannabis as a narcotic drug. Security in Yala is being increased after intelligence reports have indicated insurgent movement, and a soldier in Bangkok has murdered his girlfriend with a samurai sword. A Japanese tourist has driven his car into…

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    Thai government expands 30-baht healthcare to 46 provinces

    The Thai government expanded its 30-baht healthcare policy, allowing residents to access medical services with their ID cards across 46 provinces, including Bangkok. This initiative aims to ensure better healthcare accessibility and efficiency for all citizens. Jadet Thammathat-Aree, Secretary-General of the National Health Security Office (NHSO), announced the implementation of this policy on Monday, June 17, in accordance with the…

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    Thai man with mental health issues leaps from Bangkok BTS station

    A Thai man with mental health issues jumped to his death off the Royal Thai Air Force Museum BTS Station in Bangkok on Saturday. Saimai Police Station officers investigated the death of the 25 year old Thai man, Nithi Thipthep, on Pahonyothin Road in the Bang Khen district of Bangkok. Nithi was wearing a dark blue T-shirt, black shorts, and…

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    Thailand assesses boy’s mental health over telepathy abilities

    Thailand’s authorities are taking legal action to assess the mental health of an eight year old boy known as Nong Nice who is claimed by his parents to have telepathic abilities and a connection with Buddhist deities. The Social Development and Human Security Ministry, led by Minister Varawut Silpa-archa, is now seeking a court warrant to evaluate the child after…

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    Social security board to ease access to cancer treatment resources

    The Social Security Board (SSB) has greenlit a plan to enhance the ease of access to treatment resources for cancer patients within the Social Security system, according to an announcement from the Social Security Office (SSO) yesterday. The resolution was made in a meeting that took place earlier this week. According to Dr Thana Turajane, the chair of the board’s…

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    NHSO forms team to probe Bangkok healthcare malpractice

    Bangkok’s primary healthcare clinics have been hit with a staggering 3,771 complaints, prompting the National Health Security Office (NHSO) to form an investigative team to probe alleged malpractices. The NHSO issued a statement yesterday, April 30, addressing its commitment to resolve grievances from patients under the 30 baht universal healthcare scheme. These objections arose following the NHSO’s decision to modify…

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    Thaksin Shinawatra’s ‘secret’ health scandal

    Former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra‘s health condition has sparked controversy, with conflicting reports emerging about his fitness. Justice Minister Tawee Sodsong claims Thaksin’s health is dire, but questions arise after photos surfaced of him lifting weights. Former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s health has become the centre of a heated debate after Justice Minister Tawee Sodsong asserted his deteriorating condition. Tawee’s…

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    Japanese Embassy’s medical vans transform Thailand healthcare

    The Japanese Embassy has stepped up to bolster health and human rights initiatives by presenting four vehicles to the SWING Foundation. These vehicles are slated to revolutionise crucial services, ranging from HIV/AIDS testing to food aid, targeting service workers and homeless individuals in Bangkok and Pattaya. The SWING Foundation, renowned for its unwavering commitment to the welfare of service workers,…

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    Chinese financier faces 50 years for illegal transnational surrogacy

    The Criminal Court handed down a 50-year prison sentence to a Chinese financier and his Thai cohorts for orchestrating a transnational surrogacy syndicate. A Chinese financier, Ran Zhao, along with his three Thai partners known as Thamnoon, Nopporn, and Nikhom, received a hefty sentence after being found guilty of spearheading a notorious transnational criminal enterprise and running commercial surrogacy operations…

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    Shinei Office Space, the eco-friendly coworking space for aspiring entrepreneurs

    As an entrepreneur, what are your priorities when it comes to choosing an office space? Comfortable seats? Flexibility? Lightning-fast Wi-Fi? Shinei Office Space has it all and more. In a city like Bangkok, known as one of the most popular destinations for digital nomads and entrepreneurs, the demand for co-working spaces has skyrocketed. These hubs cater to a diverse clientele,…

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    Suspect with mental health issues found dead in Khon Kaen cell

    A 42 year old suspect was found dead in his cell at a police station in Manchakhiri, in the southern part of Khon Kaen province, northeastern Thailand. The deceased had been detained following a disturbance caused by intoxication, and his relatives had requested police intervention. The incident has highlighted concerns about handling individuals with a history of mental health issues and substance…

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    Social security snag: NHRC accuses sso of toothless rights infringement

    The Social Security Office (SSO) is being accused by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of infringing human rights, by enforcing a yearly cap of 900 baht (US$25) on dental treatment expenses. The complaint was instigated in January 2023 by an insured individual leading to an inspection by the NHRC. The individual pointed out that the 900 baht limit is…

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    Thai Health: Free telemedicine for citizens abroad

    The National Health Security Office (NHSO) is set to roll out a revolutionary Telemedicine service catering to Thai citizens across the globe through the widely acclaimed gold card scheme. Government Spokesperson Chai Wacharonke revealed the details of this game-changing initiative aimed at providing quality medical and public health services at zero cost. “Our goal is simple: seamless healthcare access for…

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    PM launches ’30 baht plus’ health scheme in Roi-Et

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin is set to kickstart a revolutionary healthcare initiative dubbed the 30-baht Plus universal health scheme. The grand launch is scheduled for this Sunday, January 7, in the northeastern province of Roi-Et. This innovative trial, to be initially rolled out in Roi-Et, Phrae, Phetchaburi, and Narathiwat, promises free medical services at state and private hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies.…

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    Update: Progressive social security triumphs in historic election

    In a groundbreaking victory, the Progressive Social Security group clinched triumph in the nation’s inaugural Social Security Board (SSB) election on December 24, as the final vote count approached completion. The election, a pivotal moment in shaping the future of social security, saw the selection of 14 new board members by members of the Social Security Fund (SSF). Half of…

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    Thailand’s social security fund prepares for inaugural board election

    The Social Security Fund (SSF) in Thailand is preparing for its inaugural board member election, with over 800,000 members expected to participate in the vote tomorrow, December 24. This was disclosed by Boonsong Thapchaiyuth, the secretary-general of the Social Security Office (SSO), who also noted that the turnout figure is rather modest compared to the total SSF membership of 12…

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    Thailand’s universal healthcare covers gender-affirming surgery, NHSO confirms

    National Health Security Office (NHSO) Secretary-General, Jadet Thammathataree, clarified that Gender-Affirming Surgery (GAS), commonly referred to as sex reassignment surgery, is covered under Thailand’s universal healthcare scheme for patients diagnosed with gender dysphoria. This clarification comes as an exception to the rule that excludes cosmetic surgeries from the scheme, leading to confusion about whether GAS is considered a cosmetic procedure,…

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    Sex-reassignment surgeries covered by national health insurance, says NHSO Secretary-General

    After a social media debate on whether the gold card benefits can cover sex-reassignment surgeries, Dr Jadet Thammathacharee, Secretary-General of the National Health Security Office (NHSO), clarified on December 2, that these surgeries have been part of the national health insurance benefits since 2018, with no exclusion clause. Dr Jadet explained that the announcement by the National Health Security Committee…

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    Xinjiang violence: China soughts international media to counter claims

    China has opened its doors to a number of international media organisations to showcase its claimed victory in quelling terrorism-related violence in its troubled region, Xinjiang. A senior journalist from Bangkok Post, Mongkol Bangprapa, who also presides over the Thai Journalists Association, was among the 22 guests invited. The delegates were predominantly from 17 countries involved in China’s Belt and…

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    Elderly healthcare at double utilization rate reveals NHSO

    The National Health Security Office (NHSO) has revealed that the elderly in Thailand utilise healthcare services at twice the rate of other age groups, accounting for one-third of the system’s total costs. The most common conditions found in this group are enlarged thyroid, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and arrhythmias. The majority of elderly patients utilise the state-provided universal healthcare coverage,…

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    Thailand’s Social Security Office allocates 207 million baht for historic board election

    The Social Security Office (SSO) in Thailand has allocated a budget of 207 million baht for the inaugural election of Social Security Board members. The event, slated for December 24, is a first in the history of the board, according to Boonsong Thapchaiyuth, the Security General. The Social Security Board, under the Social Security Act, serves as an intermediary between…

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    Universal healthcare pilot scheme offers flexible hospital choice in Thailand

    The Public Health Minister, Cholnan Srikaew, has announced the readiness of a new pilot scheme that will enable members of the universal healthcare (UC) programme to seek health services at any hospital. The initiative is aimed at enhancing healthcare delivery, providing UC members with the flexibility to seek eligible services at any hospital. It is expected that the scheme will…

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    Health harmony: National Health Board unites government and private sector for healthier policies

    Public Health Minister Cholnan Srikaew announced the formation of a National Health Board (NHB) to unify various ministries and private sector roles in handling macro-health policies. Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin will chair the board, creating a central hub where the government and private sector can join forces to drive health policy in the country. Cholnan stressed that the NHB will…

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    NHSO plans digital transformation, enhanced universal healthcare

    Thailand’s National Health Security Office (NHSO) is set to improve its services in alignment with the new government‘s policy, according to the NHSO secretary-general, Jadet Thammathataree. The planned modifications pertain to the universal healthcare package, commonly referred to as the gold card scheme and the digital transformation of the NHSO system. The NHSO has recently engaged in discussions with the…

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    High hopes: Public Health Minister plants seeds for ongoing medical cannabis policy success

    Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul strongly advocates for the continuation of the current medical cannabis policy under the incoming health ministership. He asserts that, if used correctly, cannabis provides immense benefits to users. This discussion took place at the Public Health Ministry, where he expressed confidence that the new government would not terminate the ‘cannabis for medical treatments’ policy. He…

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    Thai government grins and bears it: New dental health department to tackle nation’s oral health

    The Thai government is set to establish a dedicated dental health department, a move aimed at promoting oral healthcare across the nation, the Public Health Ministry announced. Permanent Secretary for Public Health, Opas Karnkawinpong, revealed to the press that the government had acknowledged the Senate Public Health Committee’s proposal to form the new department, though the plan is yet to…

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    Thai health ministry plans dental hospital in each province to boost care access

    In a bid to tackle the absence of adequate oral health facilities, Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health has unveiled a plan to establish a dental hospital in each of the country’s 77 provinces. Dr Opas Kankawinpong, the ministry’s permanent secretary, underscored the urgent need for increased dental care coverage during a seminar, highlighting that with the current number of dentists,…

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    Thai healthcare crisis: Overworked medics spark reform debate as state hospitals struggle

    In a stark representation of the nationwide Thai healthcare concern regarding overburdened medical staff in Thailand’s public hospitals, a doctor-turned-actress recently utilised her social media platform to highlight her struggle with the strenuous work environment. Ultimately, she found the situation so unmanageable that she felt compelled to leave her public service role. Amidst this, the National Public Health Ministry faces…