Anti-COVID nasal spray to be available from October 1st

An anti-COVID nasal spray, an innovation jointly developed by Health Systems Research Institute (HSRI), the Faculty of Medicine at Chulalongkorn University, the Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) and Hibiocy Company, will be commercially available from October 1st.   Dr. Nopporn Cheanklin, director of the PHRI, said today (Tuesday) that the Anti-COVID nasal spray, trade-name “Vaill CoviTRAP”, […]

Mental Health Department wants psychiatric meds to be added to essential drug list

Thailand’s Mental Health Department will coordinate with the National Health Security Office to push for the inclusion of psychiatric medication in the National List of Essential Medicines, to cope with the rise in psychiatric patients, especially those suffering from major depressive disorders (MDD), according to Dr. Amporn Benjaponpitak, director-general of Mental Health Department.   She […]

Thailand’s Emergency Decree to end on September 30th

Thailand’s Emergency Decree, invoked since March 24th, 2020 and extended 19 times, as a measure to contain the spread of COVID-19, will end on September 30th.   As a result, the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) will be automatically dissolved, said CCSA Spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin, adding that all the regulations, announcements and orders […]

Thailand to issue COVID-19 reclassification measures this Friday

The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is expected to announce a series of measures this Friday, in line with the reclassification of COVID-19 as an “infectious disease under watch”, as Thailand officially moves into a post-pandemic era from October 1st.   The Thai Ministry of Public Health issued two announcements on Monday to reclassify […]

NHSO ensures continued medical care for “gold card” patients after ending contracts with 9 private hospitals

Thailand’s National Health Security Office (NHSO) has made available primary medical care facilities, to provide services to patients under the “gold card” system, after the office decided to terminate its contracts with Bangkok’s nine private hospitals, effective October 1st.   The hospitals are Mahesak, Bang Na General 1, Navaminthra, Petcharavej, Kluaynamthai, Phaet Panya, Bangmod, Kluaynamthai […]