• Mon, 12 Nov 2018 01:00
    Hospital under fire as injured woman dies
    A BANGKOK hospital was accused of sending a 38-year-old woman, who had sustained injuries after her jealous husband splashed acid on her face at 5am on Friday, to another hospital for which she has subscribed to a universal healthcare scheme or “gold card” but the woman reportedly died in the taxi on the way in front of her 12-year-old daughter.
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  • Mon, 10 Sep 2018 01:00
    Toxic farm chemicals take a toll on lives
    Nearly 600 people killed annually: NHSO
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  • Wed, 05 Sep 2018 01:00
    Limiting universal healthcare to those who earn less than Bt100,000 unfair, says activist
    A PROMINENT health activist yesterday attacked the government over reports that it plans to provide free medical service under the universal healthcare scheme to only those earning less than Bt100,000 a year.
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  • Sun, 15 Jul 2018 13:44
    No free sex-change operations for transgenders: Health office
    The National Health Security Office (NHSO) has dismissed reports that transgenders will be able to get sex-change operations for free under the country’s universal healthcare scheme.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 15 Jan 2018 01:00
    More hospitals join free healthcare scheme
    As many as 16 more medical facilities have joined the country’s universal healthcare scheme this year.
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  • Tue, 09 Jan 2018 01:00
    NHSO seeks 9% hike in budget for current year
    THE NATIONAL Health Security Office (NHSO) is seeking a Bt193.92 billion budget for the country’s universal healthcare scheme in the 2019 fiscal year.
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  • Wed, 03 Jan 2018 01:00
    Co-payments near reality as universal healthcare system reformed: minister
    LIKE IT OR NOT, indications are that patients will have to pay a portion of their medical expenses if and when the proposed National Health Security Bill is passed under the junta government.
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  • Sun, 24 Dec 2017 13:34
    Healthcare scheme a transplant lifesaver for over 3,000 Thais
    Thousands of lives have been saved in almost a decade since organ transplantation had been added to the National Health Security Office’s (NHSO) universal healthcare scheme for Thai citizens, said NHSO deputy secretary-general Dr Chuchai Sornchamni.
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  • Fri, 22 Sep 2017 01:00
    Reprieve for Mongkutwattana cardiac patients
    MONGKUTWATTANA General Hospital will be allowed to provide specialised heart surgery for patients under the universal healthcare scheme for one more year although it has not yet fully complied with new staffing criteria.
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  • Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:21
    Reprieve for Mongkutwattana cardiac patients
    Mongkutwattana General Hospital will be allowed to provide specialised heart surgery for patients under the universal healthcare scheme for one more year although it has not yet fully complied with new staffing criteria.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 30 Aug 2017 01:00
    Hospitals step up to treat patients turned away by Mahaesak
    SEVERAL HOSPITALS have come forward to take over about 100,000 patients from the Mahaesak Hospital, which is withdrawing from the universal healthcare scheme.
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  • Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:19
    Hospital change to affect 100,000 patients
    NEARLY 100,000 universal healthcare scheme subscribers will be affected by the decision of Bangkok’s Mahaesak Hospital to resign from the scheme, effective September 30.
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  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:21
    Rajavithi Hospital is new medical procurer
    The National Health Security Office (NHSO) will assign the Rajavithi Hospital to lead the central procurement of medical supplies for the universal healthcare scheme.
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  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 01:00
    Medical procurement delay could cost lives, say advocates
    PATIENT HEALTH advocates are on the verge of losing their patience as authorities remain undecided on how they will procure medical supplies for the universal healthcare scheme in the new fiscal year, which will start on October 1.
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  • Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:13
    Still no decision on central procurement of medical supplies
    It remains undecided as to how relevant authorities will handle the central procurement of medical supplies for the universal healthcare scheme in the coming fiscal year, which starts on October 1.
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