14.5 billion baht compensation approved for medics caring for COVID-19 patients

The cabinet approved today (Tuesday) a 14.5-billion-baht budget to compensate and to provide risk payments to medics involved in caring for COVID-19 patients, or in efforts to contain the spread…

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Thai medics call for immediate end to recreational use of cannabis

Hundreds of doctors and alumni of the Faculty of Medicine at Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, have issued a statement demanding an immediate end to the recreational use of cannabis, claiming…

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Medical personnel take a break in between Covid-19 coronavirus testing in a drive-thru centre at a private hospital in Bangkok on January 8, 2021 after the Thai government imposed further restrictions due to the recent outbreak. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

Thailand concerned over increasing COVID-19 infections among medics

The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has expressed its concern over rising infections among Thai medical personnel and has urged them to receive a fourth dose of vaccine to…

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Fourth COVID vaccine shots to be administered to medics, people with chronic diseases

Thailand’s Disease Control Department has proposed its vaccination plan for this year, which covers unvaccinated children over 12 and children from 5-12, as well as fourth shots for medical personnel…

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Over 4,000 Thai medics infected with COVID-19 during pandemic

As many as 4,270 Thai medics across the country have contracted COVID-19 since the pandemic began in mid-February 2020, according to the Department of Disease Control (DDC) today (Wednesday). Among…

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Medics at Udon Thani hospital protest over unpaid hazard allowances

About 50 nurses and other medical personnel working at the Udon Thani provincial hospital have protested to the management over its alleged failure to pay them hazard allowances for having…

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Medics and health volunteers in Sa Kaew province wear school uniforms to convince students to get vaccinated

To allay concerns among students and their parents about undesirable side effects of COVID-19 vaccines, medics and public health volunteers responsible for vaccinating students in Thailand’s eastern province of Sa…

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Thailand’s antibody test kits on trials with medics at Thammasat University

Thai researchers at the National Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) and the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences (AFRIMS) have successfully developed a COVID-19 antibody test kit,…

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Protection for medics or impunity for govt: COVID amnesty bill under spotlight

The government is poised to declare one of its most controversial decrees under emergency law – one that would hand legal immunity to both COVID-19 health workers and those in…

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Donated Pfizer vaccine passed to Thai government on Monday, some medics eligible for shots

1.5 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, donated by the US government and which arrived in Thailand last Friday, were handed over to the Thai government this morning (Monday), with…

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Thai frontline medic’s heartfelt plea to Prime Minister Prayut

Thammasat field hospital has asked Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to set up a war room, so he meet with his ministers and senior officials every morning to assess the latest…

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500,000 doses of US-donated Pfizer vaccine to be given to Thailand’s frontline medics

No fewer than 500,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine, from the 1.5 million doses donated to Thailand by the United States, will be administered to frontline medical personnel, said Dr. Rungruang…

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AstraZeneca and Pfizer to be used as booster doses for Thai medics – DDC

The AstraZeneca vaccine will be used as a third, booster dose for medical personnel before the arrival of the Pfizer vaccine, after which both will be used, according to Thailand’s…

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604 Thai medics demand mRNA vaccines for frontline medical personnel

A group of 604 medical personnel, at Ramathibodi Chakri Naruebodindra Hospital of Mahidol University, have signed a joint statement demanding that the Thai government procure mRNA or Protein Subunit vaccines…

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Ramathibodi Hospital suspends some services as 300 medics infected with COVID-19

Ramathibodi Hospital has announced the suspension of all elective surgery appointments and some ward services, with the exception of emergency cases, until further notice. The suspensions are part of the…

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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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A medical staff member administers a dose of the Covid-19 coronavirus CoronaVac vaccine at a newly-opened vaccine clinic in Central Ladprao shopping mall in Bangkok on May 12, 2021. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Thai Medical Council supports free mRNA vaccination for all Thais

The Thai Medical Council is urging the public and private sectors to procure sufficient effective COVID-19 vaccines as quickly as possible and to make sure that all Thais have access…

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Non-urgent surgery at Krathum Baen district hospital on hold after medics infected with COVID-19

The Krathum Baen district hospital, in Thailand’s coastal province of Samut Sakhon, has postponed all non-urgent surgery and doctor appointments until further notice, after several medical personnel and patients were…

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2,101 new COVID-19 cases recorded today, 512 medics infected since April 1st

512 medical personnel in 57 provinces, including 175 nurses and assistant nurses, have contracted COVID-19 since April 1st, as 2,101 new infections and 17 more deaths were recorded in Thailand…

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