healthcare

  • Technology News

    The rise of augmented reality and virtual reality

    As the trend of working from anywhere solidifies, the complexity of re-establishing an office-like setting at home becomes increasingly conspicuous. This issue extends beyond simply acquiring ample space or sufficient privacy the inconveniences associated with transporting large-scale monitors are also noteworthy. Here, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) emerge, offering potential solutions to these obstacles. Envision metamorphosing your residential…

  • Health

    Understanding food allergies and intolerances in healthcare catering

    The escalating occurrence of food allergies, intolerances, and Celiac Disease, particularly amongst the senior population segment, is an important development to note. For those involved in the sphere of food service provision, understanding these conditions is not merely beneficial—it’s imperative. The purpose of this article is to clarify the differences between food allergies, intolerances, and Celiac Disease—a topic frequently encased…

  • Health

    Great news for diabetics as new oral insulin pill will soon replace injections

    In a monumental leap forward for diabetes care, a team of global researchers is unveiling a game-changing development – a revolutionary oral insulin pill poised to transform the lives of over 580 million individuals globally grappling with diabetes including more than 2.9 million Thais. This breakthrough not only promises relief from the daily burden of insulin injections but also heralds…

  • Health

    BMA opens Health Tech service in the first department store for free health check-ups

    “Today is an important day in the history of Bangkok’s public health system because caring for patients and citizens means using technology to access medical services without having to go to the hospital. It is a concept of Telemedicine that was on the campaign trail two years ago but is concrete today. People can come to the Health Tech service…

  • Business News

    Healthy alliance: Thai-US partnership to inject vitality into EEC healthcare

    A joint venture is underway between Thailand and the United States, aimed at boosting investments within the healthcare and medical sectors in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). This initiative is designed to support healthcare services for both ageing and young populations while promoting targeted industries. Forecasts from the Thai Health Promotion Foundation indicate a rapid growth trajectory for the medical…

  • Thailand News

    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,…

  • Thailand News

    Health riders revolutionise medication delivery

    To transform healthcare accessibility, volunteers dubbed “health riders” are poised to bring medicines directly to patients’ doorsteps, following a successful trial period. Public Health Minister Cholnan Srikaew, unveiling the service on Monday, March 18, announced its rollout to cater initially to 30-baht plus universal healthcare beneficiaries across 32 provinces. This innovative initiative, part of the 30-baht plus healthcare scheme, ensures…

  • Health

    How telehealth works and transforms lives in the digital age

    Big changes are happening in healthcare these days, and you’ve probably heard a lot of buzz about seeing a doctor online. But what exactly is it, and how does it work? Well, you’re in the right place if you’re curious! In just a year, a bunch of people used this online doctor thing, sometimes called telemedicine or virtual care. It’s…

  • Business News

    BDMS’s sustainable business practices shine on global stage

    Bangkok Dusit Medical Services (BDMS) has been recognised as a global leader in sustainable business practices by the 2023 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). The healthcare giant’s commitment to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles underscored its dedication to responsible business conduct. Adherence to these principles aims to uphold BDMS’s reputation as a healthcare innovator while making a positive impact on…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand invests 37 billion baht for 62,000 new family medicine practitioners

    The Thai government approved a significant investment of 37 billion baht into the country’s healthcare sector, aimed at producing an additional 62,000 family medicine practitioners over the next decade. This initiative, approved during a Cabinet meeting yesterday, February 20, is designed to enhance the nation’s primary care services. Government spokesperson Chai Wacharonke explained that the objective of this investment is…

  • Thailand News

    PM Srettha inspects ’30-Baht Plus’ healthcare policy

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin spearheaded the inspection of the Phra Ajarn Mun Bhuridatto Hospital’s construction progress and closely monitored the implementation of the 30-baht Plus healthcare policy in Sakon Nakhon Province. The Phra Ajarn Mun Bhuridatto Hospital stands as a beacon of hope, catering to a vast population, including residents from neighbouring provinces. The relentless pursuit of excellence has driven…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand battles highest bile duct cancer rate in Southeast Asia

    Public Health Minister Cholnan Srikaew revealed that Thailand has the highest rate of cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer) among the ASEAN nations. The minister announced this worrying statistic at an event commemorating World CCA Day in Maha Sarakham. The primary cause of this cancer is identified as liver fluke. Thailand, being the Southeast Asia nation with the highest prevalence of CCA,…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s sugar intake quadruples WHO daily limit

    Thailand’s sugar consumption soared to a worrying level, with Thai citizens consuming on average 23 teaspoons of sugar per day, almost quadruple the daily limit recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). The information was revealed by the Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth), which pointed out that this sugar intake greatly exceeds WHO’s guideline of six teaspoons per day. Pairoj…

  • Thailand News

    Scientists at Mahidol University link PM2.5 exposure to onset of osteoporosis

    A team of scientists from Mahidol University’s Faculty of Science, focusing on osteoporosis, recently discovered a potential link between fine particulate matter smaller than 2.5 microns (PM2.5) and the onset of osteoporosis. They observed that lab rats exposed to PM2.5 developed bone inflammation, leading to an increase in bone-degrading cells called osteoclasts. The research, carried out by the Centre of…

  • Business News

    Muang Thai Life Assurance diversifies into healthcare business

    Muang Thai Life Assurance (MTL) is actively pursuing plans to diversify its portfolio by investing in medical treatment businesses. The company’s president and chief executive, Sara Lamsam, confirmed this strategic move. According to Lamsam, this expansion is in response to a trend observed in markets such as the United States, Europe, and other Asian countries where insurance companies are leveraging…

  • Thailand News

    Hua Hin Health Park revolutionises healthcare with grand opening

    Hua Hin Health Park celebrated its grand opening yesterday, January 19, ushering in a new era of comprehensive wellness. The ceremony witnessed the presence of Hua Hin Mayor Nopporn Wutthikul who conveyed his heartfelt congratulations and actively participated in the inaugural festivities. A star-studded gathering included notable figures like Cheep Suksee from the Municipal Council, representatives from the Hua Hin/Cha-am…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s new 30-baht plus healthcare scheme takes off

    Public Health Minister Cholnan Srikaew expressed satisfaction with the new 30-baht plus healthcare scheme in Thailand, which was launched last Sunday in Roi Et province. The programme, operating under the One Card for All concept, allows members of the universal healthcare card scheme, also known as the gold card scheme, to access medical services from any hospital in Roi Et,…

  • Thailand News

    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.…

  • Thailand News

    Common cold, uncommon cost: Rhinovirus spread poses testing troubles

    The spread of the rhinovirus, which presents a challenge in its diagnosis due to the high cost of testing, is currently ongoing. Dr Manun Lichaweangwong, head of the respiratory disease unit and ICU at Vichaiyut Hospital, voiced his concerns regarding this today, January 4, via his Facebook page. He explained that the virus, which is prevalent among both children and…

  • Thailand News

    Thai ministry plans overseas telemedicine services for one million expats

    Telemedicine services for approximately one million Thais residing overseas is the latest initiative from the Ministry of Public Health, according to Public Health Minister Cholnan Srikaew. This universal healthcare scheme aims to ensure all Thais have access to medical treatment, no matter their location. The Ministry is partnering with the National Health Security Office (NHSO) to explore the idea of…

  • Thailand News

    Thai health officials urge pertussis vaccination amid whooping cough outbreak

    Following a severe outbreak of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, Thai health officials are urging parents to get their children vaccinated. The announcement was made today (December 26) by Chalermphol Osothpromma, the director of the Disease Control Office 12 in Songkhla. He revealed that there have been 45 confirmed cases in the health district 12, with one death in…

  • Thailand News

    Siriraj Hospital to upgrade elderly healthcare

    Siriraj Hospital is set to unveil its Academic Centre of Geriatric Medicine, a game-changer for Thai elders’ healthcare. With Thailand hurtling towards a super-aged society, this initiative, in collaboration with Minor Food Group, promises to reshape the future of healthcare. At a press conference yesterday, December 21, Wisit Vamvanij, Siriraj’s deputy dean, revealed the hospital’s ambitious plan. “Thailand is on…

  • World News

    Taiwanese teen loses testicle due to overlooked torsion: a urology emergency

    A 14 year old Taiwanese student was suddenly afflicted with severe pain and swelling in his left testicle, which began to turn black. After enduring three days of discomfort, the boy sought medical attention. Renowned urologist, Huang Wei-lun, described his surprise upon examining the boy. His left testicle was not only swollen and hard like an egg but had also…

  • Thailand News

    Healthcare revolution or expat confusion? Thai Minister unveils game-changing scheme

    In a move that promises to transform healthcare access for foreign nationals and the stateless, Thai Health Minister Cholnan Srikaew is set to launch a registration scheme on January 1 next year. The scheme, which boasts a mere five-minute registration process, aims to streamline access to public hospital coverage, leaving behind the antiquated healthcare systems that took weeks or even…

  • Thailand News

    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,…

  • Thailand News

    Universal healthcare with one ID card set to expand in Thailand

    The One ID Card, Universal Healthcare initiative is set to be extended to four additional provinces in Thailand, according to Dr Chonnan Srikaew, minister of the Ministry of Public Health. Stating that the new policy will be officially announced on October 24, the minister clarified that the single ID card will enable citizens to access healthcare services in all networks, including…

  • Thailand News

    Public health strategy: Thailand’s DMS unveils 13-point plan to tackle cancer

    The Department of Medical Services (DMS) has unveiled its 13 Quick Win strategy, led by the Director-General’s representative, Amporn Benjaphonpitak. This public health strategy is designed to tackle liver and bile duct cancer diagnoses, establish mini-rehabilitation centres in every province, set up four health zones, and enhance services in Bangkok’s Don Mueang district and Chiang Mai’s Mueang district. The objective…

  • Business News

    AstraZeneca and Thai agencies collaborate to boost AI in healthcare

    The Digital Economy and Society (DES) Ministry and the Digital Economy Promotion Agency (Depa) have joined forces with AstraZeneca (Thailand), a biopharmaceutical company, to boost digital healthcare innovation within the Thai public health system. Their goal is to enhance the quality of life for Thai citizens through the use of cutting-edge technology. The most recent collaboration involves a memorandum of…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand amplifies universal healthcare scheme to aid impoverished urbanites

    Faced with the challenge of access to healthcare for underprivileged urban dwellers, Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health announced its commitment to augment the universal healthcare scheme. The initiative, discussed at an academic conference in Udon Thani yesterday, aims to improve access and services for all, with particular attention to the impoverished populace in major cities. Dr Opas Kankawinpong, the ministry’s…

  • Thailand News

    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…