Alarm bells ring in overloaded Thai public health system as exhausted doctors quit in droves

Every year, hundreds of doctors leave the government sector after struggling under huge workloads for relatively low pay and with little prospect of promotion. The numbers exiting the public health…

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South Korean nurses strike after PM Yoon vetoes bill on pay, working conditions

Tens of thousands of South Korean nurses went on strike on Friday (May 19) after President Yoon Suk Yeol vetoed a law to improve their pay and working conditions. The…

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Thai government to limit legal liability of medics treating COVID-19 patients

The Thai government is to issue a decree to limit the legal exposure of medical personnel in litigation brought by COVID-19 patients or their relatives seeking compensation for loss of…

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880 medics infected with COVID-19 in the past three months, seven died

880 medical personnel, about 54% of them nurses and assistant nurses, were infected with COVID-19 between April 1st and July 10th, and of these, seven have died, according to Dr….

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Basic beds set up for detainees at a field hospital by the Thai Immigration Police in Bangkok. (Photo by THAI IMMIGRATION POLICE)

CRA proposes review of hospital bed management and medics as top priority

Chulabhorn Royal Academy Secretary-General, Professor Dr. Nithi Mahanonda, has proposed a reprioritisation of Thailand’s strategies to cope with the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is rapidly spreading “far…

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Mae Sot Hospital partially closed, 19 medics quarantined after two patients test positive for COVID-19

The out-patient building at Mae Sot District Hospital was ordered closed yesterday (Wednesday) for five days to be disinfected, after it was discovered that two women, who were admitted for…

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Thailand to start vaccinations on February 14th in Samut Sakhon

Thailand will administer the first inoculations, with the COVID-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca, on February 14th in Samut Sakhon province to frontline medical personnel and public health volunteers on a voluntary…

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Four medics working in quarantine facility infected with COVID-19

Four medical personnel, working at an alternative state quarantine facility in Bangkok, are among 19 new COVID-19 cases recorded today (Tuesday). Dr. Chakkarath Pittayawong-anon, director of the Strategy and Planning…

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11 youths nabbed for assaulting a hospital doctor

Police in Samut Prakan province have arrested 11 youths who assaulted medical personnel at a hospital, allegedly for failing to save the life of their injured friend, and then went…

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More people, especially frontline health workers, suffering increased stress

More people than usual called Thailand’s Mental Health Department’s (MHD) hotline in March and April, seeking advice about stress, Deputy Public Health Minister Sathit Pitutecha said today. In January and…

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30 medics quarantined after infected patient lied after visiting high-risk country

About 30 medical personnel at the B Care Medical Centre have been suspended from work and placed under home quarantine after having close contact with a patient infected with COVID-19,…

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First Thai medic infected with COVID-19

A Thai medic, who did not wear a face mask or protective gown while treating COVID-19 patients, has contracted the disease, said Dr Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoenchai, director-general of the Disease Control…

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