Mon, 08 Apr 2019 01:00
Private hospitals overcharging ‘unreasonably’
AT LEAST half of private hospitals charge unreasonable prices for medicines and medical supplies and services, a study by the Commerce Ministry’s Internal Trade Department found.
Sat, 06 Apr 2019 13:42
Bangkok teacher's charity run raises Bt3.87m for Kanchanaburi hospitals
A Bangkok teacher continued into the eighth day of his charity run on Saturday to raise funds for two hospitals in Kanchanaburi.
Tue, 02 Apr 2019 18:33
Medtronic, Ramathibodi Hospital sign strategic partnership
Medtronic plc, a global leader in medical technology, services and solutions, on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) and the Value-Based Healthcare (VBHC) Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices (CIEDs) Infection Reduction Outcomes Protection Programme with the Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, one of Thailand’s leading university hospitals.
Sun, 31 Mar 2019 12:31
Half-million in Chiang Mai in desperate need of facemasks
Chiang Mai, strangling in haze, continues to plea urgently for donations of N95-grade facemasks for 500,000 citizens as well as air-purifiers to establish “clean rooms” at 230 hospitals.
Thu, 28 Mar 2019 01:00
Public hospitals get training to recover payments from foreigners
THE PUBLIC Health Ministry’s Department of Health Service Support has provided training to public hospitals in tourist provinces to help them collect fees from foreigners, director-general Dr Nattawuth Prasertsiripong said yesterday.
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 19:45
Toon Bodyslam, King Power announce mid-year charity runs for small hospitals
Rock star Athiwara “Toon Bodyslam” Khongmalai on Tuesday joined with King Power Duty Free executive Aiyawat Sriwattanaprapa to announce a project for charity running events in all five regions of the country.
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 01:00
Thailand needs child protection expertise at community level
Violence against children is widespread in Thai society. Figures from the Public Health Ministry reveal that nearly 9,000 children were treated in hospitals due to abuse in 2017, mostly having suffered from sexual abuse. These figures are likely just the tip of the iceberg, as often only the most severe cases of abuse are reported.
Wed, 13 Mar 2019 01:00
Why financial management is crucial for community hospitals
Re: “Nan doctor honoured for rural work”, National, March 7.
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 01:00
Claim centres to track down tourists who skip hospital bills
FOREIGN TOURISTS failed to pay a combined Bt300 million in medical bills after receiving treatment in state hospitals last year, prompting the government to set up “claim centres” to collect what’s due.
Tue, 26 Feb 2019 11:05
Wheelchair-bound man travels roads from Chiang Mai to Narathiwat raising funds for southern hospitals
A wheelchair user has embarked on a trip from Chiang Mai to Phitsanulok to raise funds for three hospitals in the southern border provinces.
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 01:00
Vibhavadi looks for investment opportunities in Asean hospitals
VIBHAVADI Medical Centre Plc will expand its investments overseas by focusing on Asean countries, including Myanmar, Cambodia, and Laos, by holding at least a 25-per-cent stake in local hospitals, the company’s chairman of the executive board and managing director, Chaisith Viriyamettakul, said recently.
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 01:00
Private hospital patients ‘free to buy medicines outside’
PATIENTS at private hospitals have the right to buy medicines elsewhere after getting a prescription from their doctors, according to the Health Service Support Department (HSSD).
Thu, 31 Jan 2019 01:00
Junta could have solved smog crisis but chose submarines instead
The annual burning season is under way, and with it the usual rash of “why can’t something be done about it?” letters and articles complaining about the black ash that falls from the sky covering people and property, about the increase in respiratory problems, and about hospitals that try to cope with them.
Wed, 30 Jan 2019 01:00
Defeating NCDs: A marathon effort to boost health for all
It’s clear we live in a global village when England striker Jamie Vardy of Thai-owned Leicester City praises Thai rocker Toon Bodyslam’s 2,215-kilometre charity run over 55 days in 2017. “Your actions create inspiration, motivation and hope,” Vardy said about Toon’s feat, which raised Bt1.37 billion for 11 public hospitals.
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 20:30
Toon Bodyslam plans mid-year charity run for small hospitals
ROCK star Athiwara “Toon Bodyslam” Khongmalai on Thursday revealed a plan to organise another charity run in the middle of this year to raise funds for small provincial and district-level hospitals.