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    Heroic doctor leads rescue after Singapore Airlines emergency

    Thailand has been lauded for its rapid and efficient response to an emergency when a Singapore Airlines flight encountered severe turbulence over Myanmar on May 21. Heading the emergency operation after Flight SQ321 diverted to Suvarnabhumi Airport was Dr Wichanya Burirak, a dedicated physician and aviation enthusiast. Chiang Mai University, where Wichanya graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, expressed pride…

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    2 Thai doctors attack waiter after alleged sexual assault (video)

    Two Thai doctors attacked a waiter at a restaurant in the eastern province of Trat. The doctors claimed that the waiter stared at them while the staff accused one of them of sexually assaulting his girlfriend, who worked as a waitress. Security camera footage from a restaurant in the Bor Rai district of Trat province showed an altercation that occurred…

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    Thai doctor’s allergy leads to fatal dinner at Florida Disney World

    A Thai doctor from New York died after an allergic reaction at a restaurant at Disney World, Florida. Her grieving husband is taking legal action against the Florida resort and the restaurant where they dined, alleging negligence in a lawsuit filed recently. According to reports from NBC News Digital, the complaint filed in a Florida circuit court on behalf of…

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    Thai Mental Health Department’s Hope Task Force tackles suicides

    In a bid to combat the alarming surge in suicide attempts, the Department of Mental Health (DMH) leads an initiative to amplify its Hope Task Force network to a provincial scale. After a staggering 31,000-plus suicide attempts rocked the nation last year, the DMH is leaving no stone unturned in its mission to save lives. DMH Deputy Director-General, Sirisak Thitidilokrat,…

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    Thai health minister unveils emergency airlift project to save tourists

    In a move set to revolutionise emergency medical services, Public Health Minister Cholnan Srikaew declared the expansion of Thailand’s Sky Doctor project during an emergency airlift rehearsal in Phang Nga. The rehearsal unfolded at Koh Yao Witthaya School, where the minister, accompanied by permanent secretary Opas Karnkawinpong, showcased their commitment to elevating the nation’s healthcare services to international standards. Addressing…

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    Thonburi Healthcare Group unveils plan to tackle decline in Thai doctors

    Thonburi Healthcare Group Plc (THG), which manages Thonburi Hospital, is teaming up with Assumption University to combat Thailand‘s chronic doctor shortage. An international medicine programme is set to launch in 2025, in collaboration with the prestigious St Luke School of Medicine. THG CEO Tanatip Suppradit explains that the programme plans to admit 60 students annually, attracting talent not just from…

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    Thai herbs: Nature’s secret weapon against deadly PM2.5 dust

    Whilst Bangkokians battle with the silent killer, the potent PM2.5 air pollution, the Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine unveils a game-changing solution to combat the notorious dust particles threatening the health of residents in the capital city. Amidst rising concerns over the long-term health impacts of PM2.5 exposure, Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin, the face of the Centre for Covid-19…

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    Terminal lung cancer patient Kritthai shares poignant life journey

    A 28 year old doctor who has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer despite maintaining a healthy lifestyle, recently updated his status on his personal Facebook page, hinting at his nearing departure. The young doctor, Kritthai, launched the page Fight for It to share his journey and raise awareness about the disease. His recently published book by the same name has…

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    Nonthaburi hospital under scrutiny after TikTok video sparks debate about medical ethics

    A heated confrontation between a patient and a doctor has led to an investigation by a hospital in Nonthaburi. The incident, which took place yesterday, was brought to light through a video shared on the social media platform TikTok by a user named Lamduanbah. The video, captioned Ethics is hard to find these days, has sparked a debate about professional ethics…

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    Diarrhoea could be heart attack warning, doctors in Thailand discover

    A sudden case of acute myocardial infarction, commonly known as a heart attack, presented in a 50 year old businessman with persistent diarrhoea, shocked the medical community. The individual, who had been suffering from diarrhoea for three consecutive days without seeing any improvement after medication, was diagnosed with the condition after a hospital visit for emergency treatment. Dr Xie Tunren,…

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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…

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    Thai council pays tribute after young doctor’s tragic fatal accident

    In an unfortunate twist of events yesterday, the Medical Council of Thailand (MCT) extended its deepest sympathies over the untimely passing of a newly qualified young doctor, who endured a fatal traffic mishap in Kanchanaburi. The doctor, 24 year old Yanisa Suebchiang, best known as Dr Mean, fell casualty to a catastrophic four-car accident that transpired at around 4pm on…

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    Rural Doctors Society president faces probe over procurement irregularities

    An investigation committee has been established by the Public Health Ministry to probe alleged procurement irregularities involving Dr Supat Hasuwannakit, the president of the Rural Doctors Society (RDS). The allegations date back to when Dr Supat was the director of Chana Hospital in Songkhla between 1999 and 2022. Dr Rungrueng Kitphati, a spokesperson for the ministry, announced yesterday that the…

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    Thai doctor found dead in a mysterious incident at her home in Phitsanulok

    A 60 year old Thai doctor was discovered dead in her home located in Ban Pa, Mueang Phitsanulok district yesterday at about 1pm. Police Lieutenant Colonel Somsak Konthiam, deputy chief of Mueang Phitsanulok Police Station, received the report and proceeded to investigate the scene along with a team of police investigators, hospital medical staff, and rescue volunteers. The house where…