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PM orders MOPH to ensure COVID-19 vaccine availability

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - At the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) meeting, the Prime Minister today urged the Ministry of Public Health to ensure Thailand has an effective COVID-19 vaccine available at a time similar to other countries taking a multiple approach.

 

The government has approved a 1 billion baht budget for the National Vaccine Institute (NVI) to procure a COVID-19 vaccine, through domestic development projects, joint projects with international researchers, and purchases from foreign manufacturers.

 

For domestic research and development projects, the government has allocated a 400 million baht budget for COVID-19 vaccine projects in Thailand. Currently, the most advanced projects are about to enter Phase 1 clinical trials in humans, namely the mRNA vaccine project by the Chula Vaccine Research Center, a DNA vaccine project by BioNet-Asia, a plant-based vaccine project by Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Pharmacy, and Baiya Phytopharm. Researchers have been coordinating closely with the regulatory body to ensure safety and quality standards are observed.

 

In joint projects, the government has allocated 600 million baht budget for joint vaccine research projects between Thai and international researchers, where Thailand will receive technological knowhow on vaccine manufacture. Advanced projects in this category are now in Phase 3 clinical trials with promising results in Asia and Europe.

 

One notable candidate vaccine is a project between AstraZeneca and Oxford University, which has selected Siam Bioscience company in Thailand as a manufacturer. The Thai government is negotiating for the transfer of manufacturing knowhow to Siam Bioscience in late November, which will enable the production of 26 million doses of the vaccine, equivalent to 20 percent of Thailand’s population.

 

As for the importation of foreign-made vaccines, the Ministry of Public Health on 9th July submitted its letter of intent to join the COVAX facility for global COVID-19 vaccine distribution, and appointed the National Vaccine Institute, the Department of Disease Control, and the Global Health Division at the Ministry of Public Health’s Office of the Permanent Secretary to coordinate with related agencies to ensure Thailand’s access to COVID-19 vaccines.

 

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8 minutes ago, colinneil said:

Surely it did not need him to bark orders, the drug would have been made available without his interference.

Hopefully that would be true, however unfortunately in the LOS (and plenty of other countries) what will very likely happen is behind the scenes by unethical/immoral folks 'trading' to get some big crumbs.

 

But can the current PM stop 'the trading', seems to me rather doubtful.

 

I just hope the vaccine does work, is approved and mass manufacturing happens very soon and it's free to all Thais, numerous venues are set up quickly across the whole nation without any red tape, and everybody who wants it get's vaccinated very quickly.

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Just now, scorecard said:

Hopefully that would be true, however unfortunately in the LOS (and plenty of other countries) what will very likely happen is behind the scenes by unethical/immoral folks 'trading' to get some big crumbs.

 

But can the current PM stop 'the trading', seems to me rather doubtful.

 

I just hope the vaccine does work, is approved and mass manufacturing happens very soon and it's free to all Thais, numerous venues are set up quickly across the whole nation, folks can attend without red tape, and everybody who wants it get's vaccinated very quickly.

 

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40 minutes ago, scorecard said:

Hopefully that would be true, however unfortunately in the LOS (and plenty of other countries) what will very likely happen is behind the scenes by unethical/immoral folks 'trading' to get some big crumbs.

 

But can the current PM stop 'the trading', seems to me rather doubtful.

 

Stop....'the trading'? Much more likely he will take a generous profit from 'the trading'.

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, webfact said:

PM orders MOPH to ensure COVID-19 vaccine availability

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - At the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) meeting, the Prime Minister today urged the Ministry of Public Health to ensure Thailand has an effective COVID-19 vaccine available at a time similar to other countries taking a multiple approach.

 

The government has approved a 1 billion baht budget for the National Vaccine Institute (NVI) to procure a COVID-19 vaccine, through domestic development projects, joint projects with international researchers, and purchases from foreign manufacturers.

 

For domestic research and development projects, the government has allocated a 400 million baht budget for COVID-19 vaccine projects in Thailand. Currently, the most advanced projects are about to enter Phase 1 clinical trials in humans, namely the mRNA vaccine project by the Chula Vaccine Research Center, a DNA vaccine project by BioNet-Asia, a plant-based vaccine project by Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Pharmacy, and Baiya Phytopharm. Researchers have been coordinating closely with the regulatory body to ensure safety and quality standards are observed.

 

In joint projects, the government has allocated 600 million baht budget for joint vaccine research projects between Thai and international researchers, where Thailand will receive technological knowhow on vaccine manufacture. Advanced projects in this category are now in Phase 3 clinical trials with promising results in Asia and Europe.

 

One notable candidate vaccine is a project between AstraZeneca and Oxford University, which has selected Siam Bioscience company in Thailand as a manufacturer. The Thai government is negotiating for the transfer of manufacturing knowhow to Siam Bioscience in late November, which will enable the production of 26 million doses of the vaccine, equivalent to 20 percent of Thailand’s population.

 

As for the importation of foreign-made vaccines, the Ministry of Public Health on 9th July submitted its letter of intent to join the COVAX facility for global COVID-19 vaccine distribution, and appointed the National Vaccine Institute, the Department of Disease Control, and the Global Health Division at the Ministry of Public Health’s Office of the Permanent Secretary to coordinate with related agencies to ensure Thailand’s access to COVID-19 vaccines.

 

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we are so relieved now.

have been so concerned about the future for the past 6 months

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39 minutes ago, hotchilli said:

I tend to turn zombie movies off, how does it usually end up for the host nation? 

From what I can see it won't be long before we get to see first hand! 

 

But what I know now is when you kill a zombie use a silence so you don't attract all the other zombies.  For some reason their attracted to noise, hot chicks and Brad Pitt...but not necessarily in that order. 🤭

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9 hours ago, scorecard said:

Hopefully that would be true, however unfortunately in the LOS (and plenty of other countries) what will very likely happen is behind the scenes by unethical/immoral folks 'trading' to get some big crumbs.

 

But can the current PM stop 'the trading', seems to me rather doubtful.

 

I just hope the vaccine does work, is approved and mass manufacturing happens very soon and it's free to all Thais, numerous venues are set up quickly across the whole nation without any red tape, and everybody who wants it get's vaccinated very quickly.

 

 

Perfectly reasonable.

 

All data equally shared and the end product/s are free with society as a whole picking up the tab.

 

 

 

 

 

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