Germany’s BfArM Joins SNOMED International for Nationwide Use of SNOMED CT

LONDON, Jan. 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Germany’s Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) has announced their membership in SNOMED International for national use of SNOMED CT from the beginning of January 2021. SNOMED CT, the world’s most comprehensive clinical terminology and a recognized critical element for the electronic exchange of health data, […]

Thailand to Obtain 63 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine

The Cabinet on 5 January 2021 acknowledged a report that Thailand had urgently ordered 63 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from foreign countries. The first shipment of 200,000 doses of vaccine is scheduled to arrive in Thailand in February from China’s pharmaceutical manufacturer Sinovac Biotech. Medical personnel and other people in the maximum control zones, […]

 KRC estimates ฿45bn economic loss in a month from new COVID-19 outbreak

Thailand’s second COVID-19 outbreak, which originated in the coastal province of Samut Sakhon on December 19th, may cause economic damage estimated at about 45 billion baht in just one month, according to a COVID-19 impact assessment by the Kasikornthai Research Centre (KRC). The estimate is based on the assumption that the second outbreak does not […]

Meteorological Department predicts cold weather for Thailand on Friday through Sunday

An intense cold front from China is moving south and is forecast to cover the northern part of Thailand from Friday until Sunday, causing temperatures in the northern and northeastern regions and the central plains to drop, according to the Meteorological Department. In the meantime, the northeastern monsoon, which is prevailing over the Gulf of […]

China Notifies Downstream Mekong Neighbors Days After It Began Holding Back Water

China informed downstream Mekong River neighbors of a 20-day water restriction at its southernmost dam on the waterway six days after it started holding back water on Dec. 31, drawing a mix of credit for sharing data with downstream governments and criticism for not giving Thailand, Cambodia and others advance notice. A statement issued Wednesday […]

Woman Severely Injured in Landmine Explosion in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

A civilian lost part of her leg and sustained facial injuries in a landmine blast in western Myanmar’s war-ravaged Rakhine state on Monday, the woman’s brother said, as unexploded ordnance from a two-year-long armed conflict continues to maim or kill villagers in war zones. The incident occurred amid a nearly two-month lull in fighting between […]