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Prayut tells UN universal healthcare behind public health success

By The Nation

 

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Speaking to the UN, Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday morning (New York time) attributed Thailand’s success in providing public health services to the universal healthcare policy.

 

Prayut, who was in New York to attend the latest UN assembly, delivered a morning speech to a high-level meeting on universal health coverage.

 

He said Thailand’s success in providing basic public health services was based on the Kingdom’s universal healthcare system that covered almost 100 per cent of its people.

 

Prayut said the Thai government has invested in the people’s health for the sake of the country now and in the future. He said healthy people will be a force for the country’s development as it seeks sustainable prosperity.

 

The Thai prime minister told the UN meeting that universal healthcare could be achieved in any country if it has determination.

 

Prayut said Thailand’s universal healthcare is based on the three principles. The first is equality. Prayut said the Thai government had developed a system of universal healthcare so that all groups of people could access quality health services, and included health promotion, disease prevention and treatment of high-cost chronic ailments.

 

Prayut said Thailand will on October 1 expand its universal healthcare to cover the provision of anti-HIV viral drugs to at risk groups so they could avoid contracting the disease. That project was initiated by Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali, the UN ambassador for preventing the spread of HIV for the Asia-Pacific.

 

Efficiency is the second principle, Prayut said. The Thai government aims to increase the efficiency of its universal healthcare by allocating 15 per cent of healthcare funds to health promotion, while also supporting the establishment of local healthcare funds.

 

The third principle is participation. Prayut told the UN meeting that the heart of the success was participation by all sectors in the society in line with the government’s policy that all people feel that they have ownership of the programme.

 

The prime minister also assured the UN meeting that Thailand is determined to continue to improve its universal healthcare services so that all groups of people, especially those in remote border areas, will have access to healthcare. The government would also draw on technology and innovation and technology to develop its universal healthcare services.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30376628

 

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Just curious how much the speechwriter had to drink and smoke in order to come up with the nonsensical drivel for the Supreme Leader to read. Or maybe the team of writers wrote it as a joke and the Enlightened One took it as the actual speech before they could stop him.

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He'd reverse it in a heart beat if he could

The rich hate to think they are paying even one baht towards health care for the peasants

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

Prayut said Thailand’s universal healthcare is based on the three principles. The first is equality.

almost choked when I saw his comment... where did he learn the equality word

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Doubt he has ever seen the inside of a public hospital and defiantly never used one as for equality its zero for the poor 🤔 

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13 minutes ago, Mavideol said:

almost choked when I saw his comment... where did he learn the equality word

Credit Suisse rates Thailand as the most unequal country in the world.

 

Meanwhile, back on the ranch, I wonder how far-flung public hospitals are doing these days in keeping staff. And I wonder how medical universities are doing with student enrolments.

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I was unaware that Thailand had universal healthcare and my girlfriend and her mother seem unaware of any such healthplan.

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43 minutes ago, KhunFred said:

I was unaware that Thailand had universal healthcare and my girlfriend and her mother seem unaware of any such healthplan.

Thought Thaksin did some sort of B30 visits for the poor.   Is he still endorsing Thaksin policies ?  

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