Category: Public Health News

Preparatory meeting, exhibition, launch Thai herbal ingredients central market under the name “Food is medicine”

Date : April 02, 2021

On April 2, 2021, Dr. Thiti Sawangtham, MD, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine. To be the chairman of the meeting? Prepare an exhibition for the opening of the Thai herbal raw materials market under the name “Food is medicine” which was held between 21-23 May 2021 at the Thai Herbal Raw Materials Central Market (Tai Market), Klong Luang District. Pathum Thani Province, with Dr. Ratchanee Chan Ket, Director of Academic and Planning Division, Dr. Phon Montaka Teerachaisakul, Director of the Herbal for Economy Division And those involved Attending the meeting at the Khampur meeting room Herbs for Economy Building 3, 3rd Floor, Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine Nonthaburi Province

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Meeting of the working group to analyze the “Thai cannabis” as a representative item for the cultural heritage of mankind.

Date : April 16, 2021

On April 16, 2021, Dr. Kwanchai Wisitthanon, MD, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine. To chair the meeting of the working group of analysis And make proposals for Thai cannabis as a representative of the cultural heritage of mankind With management Along with relevant persons attended the meeting Organized a meeting by the Department of Protection and Promotion of Thai Traditional Medicine and Thai Traditional Medicine at the Meeting Room, Protection and Promotion of Thai Traditional Medicine and Traditional Thai Medicine, Building 3, Floor 7, Department of Thai Traditional Medicine and Alternative Medicine. Nonthaburi Province

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Ministry of Public Health to support private hospitals / clinics throughout Thailand Open to service of medical marijuana

Ministry of Public Health Continue to support private hospitals Open medical marijuana service It increases the chances of patients getting access to treatment. Get quick service close to home.

Today (March 15, 2021) at the Department of Health Service Support Building (Department of Health Service), Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi Province, Mr. Anutin Charnvirakul, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health. Open meeting on integrated medical marijuana guidelines in private healthcare settings With Dr. Thares Kratsanai Rawiwong Director-General, Department of Health Service Support Executive Ministry of Public Health Provincial Health Office Representatives from private hospitals / clinics And health personnel from the organization attended the meeting 200 people

Anutin gave an interview that The Ministry of Health has driven the medical use of cannabis. To provide more options for people to have access to Thai and modern cannabis drugs Currently, there are approximately 800 medical marijuana clinics and Thai traditional medical marijuana clinics under the Ministry of Public Health, serving more than 100,000 patients per year, thus expanding medical marijuana services to the private sector. To provide people with rapid and comprehensive treatment with medical cannabis extracts, increasing opportunities, increasing options for patients with chronic serious illnesses, accessing more treatment, reducing congestion, reducing waiting time for public hospitals On March 9, 2021, 86 private hospitals have received medical marijuana licenses from the Food and Drug Administration, 22 hospitals and 64 clinics. Government Pharmaceutical Organization To provide medical marijuana to patients, there are 31 hospitals, 10 hospitals and 21 clinics, and ready to open in 382 private hospitals and medical / dental / Thai medicine and applied Thai traditional medicine clinics.
Approximately 21,000 more locations

“The Ministry of Public Health is open to the private sector to get more involved in medical cannabis. The expansion of the scope for the production of cannabis products Whether it is a product or a service Confident that the private sector will be able to expand the results to a wide range in a short time. Help strengthen the medical and national economy “Anutin said.

Dr. Thares Kratsanai Rawiwong, MD. The Director-General of the Department of Health Service Support said today’s event was a discussion and educational. By qualified speakers from the Department of Medical Sciences Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Government Pharmaceutical Organization On the development direction of medical marijuana Empowerment of Staff to Use Medical Cannabis Extract Application for distribution of medical marijuana extract And procurement of medical marijuana extract For business operators / hospital operators Medical personnel And there is an exhibition booth to provide knowledge, including a survey of needs, open for services through the website of the Division of Hospitals and Healing Practitioners.

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Ministry of Public Health – Ministry of Education Drive the growth of cannabis, add value to cooking, health products

Ministry of Public Health Hand in hand with the Ministry of Education Co-develop courses of food and health products from the non-drug segment of cannabis and hemp. To educate community enterprises to safely cook hemp-based food.

Today (20 January 2021) at the Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi Province, Mr. Anutin Charnvirakul, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health, along with Dr. Satit Pituthecha, Deputy Minister of Public Health Dr. Ministry of Education Witnessed the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding on the development of business learning from the division of cannabis plants and hemp that are exempt from being a drug. Between the Ministry of Public Health By Dr. Kiattaphum Wongrajit, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Health And the Ministry of Education by Mr. Supatra Champathong, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education

Mr. Anutin said Ministry of Public Health and Ministry of Education Together they develop standard cannabis-related courses in food, wellness, spa and travel. After the cannabis is used for medical and health benefits Making the cannabis extract no longer underground And the Committee on Narcotics passed a resolution to remove all parts of the hemp plant except the inflorescences, the leaves attached to the cannabis inflorescences and the hemp. And hemp seeds Quit the narcotic drugs in December 2020 to raise the level of entrepreneurs to have knowledge Correct understanding To protect consumers Build confidence for citizens and foreign tourists It is expected that when the country opens, it will be a new menu that everyone wants to taste. Promote the use of hemp plant by the Food and Drug Administration. Together with Chao Phraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital Has started a project to taste milk By bringing the food menu that Chao Phraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital made As a model to distribute to interested restaurants Received the attention of both Thai and foreign media. This shows an opportunity to expand the business from hemp and hemp. Spicy Leng Zad Plearn Festive entertainment yum Sukjai Basil with Rice Fresh hemp juice mixed with tea, biscuits, cookies, shortbread, etc.

“Emphasized the agency under Support the Ministry of Education in developing courses that meet market demand and are legal, modern, safe, beneficial to health and society. It can be expanded to create economic value of the community and the country, ”said Anutin.

Dr. Kiatphum Wongrajit, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Health, said that in the first phase, it will start working with the Provincial Office of the Provincial / Bangkok Metropolitan Administration. And educational establishments directly in provinces with community enterprises permitted to grow marijuana Focus on developing skills and knowledge and understanding for community enterprises to safely cook hemp-based food. And will expand to those who are allowed to grow hemp in the next phase. For action Ministry of Public Health by the Institute of Medical Marijuana That drives medical marijuana policies Food and Drug Administration Is in charge of the law, regulations, Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine With academic knowledge on the use of cannabis according to traditional knowledge And Chaopraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital That is a unit of action in implementing the medical marijuana policy It will be launched for interested parties to register at the 360 ​​° Hemp Cannabis Fair for the People between March 5-7, 2021 at Chang Arena Stadium. Buriram Province

In this signing ceremony We have educated about the use of cannabis leaves in cooking and beverages. Demonstration of making a drink from fresh cannabis leaves Sukjai Stir Fried Basil Menu By the Deputy Minister of Education And cooking by Ajarn Yingsak Jonglert Jesadawong

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Ministry of Public Health and Tourism Organization of Thailand Driving a new form of health tourism, focusing on local ways to stimulate the economy after the COVID-19 crisis

Ministry of Public Health together with the Ministry of Tourism and Sports Driving health tourism policy Create a new type of tourism route in 4 regions with standard, comfortable, safe, clean, excellent service at an affordable price, encouraging Thai and foreign tourists to travel in the country. After the COVID-19 crisis, the event will be held “Thailand Tourism, Healthy Lifestyle 2020” during December 9-13. Take a tour of Wat Pho

Today (30 November 2020) at Baan Ya Hom, Phranakorn District, Bangkok, Mr. Anutin Charnvirakul, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health Along with Mr. Pipat Ratchakitprakarn, Minister of Tourism and Sports And Mr. Suwanchai Lohwatanakul, President Suksiam Project at ICONSIAM gave an interview during the study of the media on the route of health tourism. “Hidden Gem in Bangkok”, a health tourism route in Bangkok that needs to be checked-in. This is one of the new health tourism routes that will encourage people to travel after the Covid-19 crisis at a cost of sharing happiness.

Anutin Charnvirakul, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health, said that health tourism is a big industry in Thailand, with the rate of 16.1 million medical and healthcare services utilized in 2019, divided into health tourism services. 3.6 million doctor visits and 12.5 million health tourism services generate revenues of up to 450.2 billion baht (medical services 41 billion baht and healthcare services 409.2 billion baht), accounting for 15.6 percent of tourism revenue. Total More than 539,195 jobs are now employed, although currently affected by COVID-19, the disease is a key factor that motivates people to focus more on healthcare. Place Thailand as number 1; recovery from the COVID 19 situation is in the fifth category, the most advanced virus mitigation country in the world. This is a great opportunity for Thailand to create value from health tourism. By the Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine And the Ministry of Tourism and Sports By the Department of Tourism Have jointly organized an event “Travel in Thailand, good health, local ways 2020 (Thailand Travel)” during December 9-13, 2020 at the G floor of Suksiam, ICONSIAM, where the event has collected health tourism routes, happy prices to sell Which is a new kind of tourism With both standards Comfort, safety, cleanliness and service are excellent. To support tourism promotion after the COVID-19 crisis

Mr. Pipat Ratchakitprakarn, Minister of Tourism and Sports, said that at the Healthy Thailand Tourism Fair 2020, there is a collection of health tourism routes. By selecting paths and simulating the outstanding health tourism in 4 regions as the highlight of the event. In the central region, organized a Half Day Trip: The Hidden Gem in Bangkok, a path of health science and therapy to follow in the footsteps of Thai doctors, Thai medicine at a special price aimed at encouraging Thais and foreigners to take a vacation without having to Travel long distance Take pictures of checking in at fascinating sights, architecture and historic stories. Enjoying Thai food, hard to find Relax with Thai traditional medicine that is easy to travel and convenient by choosing a variety of transportation options, including cars, skytrain and boat, taking only half a day.

In addition, it also simulates a tour of the herb city in 3 other regions with a special price travel package, including the northern region, such as Chiang Rai Province, health tourism routes, food, products and wisdom heritage. Both simulating Hong Hom Phaya Hong Ya Mo, Lanna city, see sea of ​​mist, tea, coffee and ethnicity, Phitsanulok Province, agricultural tourism route for health, visit the market for 120 years, the way of the southern royal people, such as Songkhla Province, Songkhla Lagoon cruise route, the only one in Thailand. Travel back in time in the old city of Songkhla in 3 times of multiculturalism Demonstration of roasting of threatened tea With tourist attractions hanging legs, sipping tea leaves, the three most delicious sea bass sources, Phatthalung Province, tourist routes, medical marijuana and health tourism. Invited to soak in the most wonderful mineral water in the northeast region, such as Udon Thani Province, inviting to explore the Red Lotus Sea And a foot bath massage activity with salt flower in Nakaraj District, Sakon Nakhon Province, medical marijuana routes and health tourism destinations, etc. It is considered to deliver happiness and gifts for Thai people to prepare health tourism plans for the New Year 2021.

Mr. Suwanchai Lohwatanakul President Sook Siam Project at ICONSIAM said that Sook Siam has created a city square area 1-2, simulating the atmosphere of the 4 Thai health tourism routes in each province, ready to open houses, open the city to experience nature, community, culture, and learn how to maintain physical health. Mind with herbs and natural healing Along with the promotion of travel packages at a great price for visitors to choose to buy at a special price for this event. In addition, each province also has a unique activity. And the Thai wisdom heritage of each region Including local wisdom from 4 regions to participate in activities as if actually going to that tourist attraction Both to see the atmosphere Plan your New Year’s trip, spend time with your family, and indulge in a range of wellness activities and relaxation treatments.

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Ministry of Public Health developed a quarantine system and tourism in the area Support foreign tourists

Ministry of Public Health Opening measures to accommodate foreign tourists Accelerate the development of a quarantine system and tourism at the local level, such as the sub-district, island, district, or entire province level. Starting from the tourist provinces that have the potential to serve patients Choose tourists from low-risk countries 3 months without infection, focus on purchasing power, long-term stay, use of tracking devices Help revive the community economy But still adhere to the principle of safety Repeatedly, there has not yet been a reception of tourists. Until the province is ready and people in the area understand and accept

Today (12 October 2020) at the Ministry of Public Health Nonthaburi Province Dr. Thares Kratsanai Rawiwong, MD. Director-General, Department of Health Service Support Press release on measures to open to foreign tourists that after Thailand has been able to control the spread of COVID 19 in the country, what needs to be done from now: Balancing health and economy by gradually opening up the country Especially accepting foreigners All of which must be quarantined for 14 days in Alternative State Quarantine, currently 84 with 13,009 capacity, divided into 11,681 Alternative State Quarantine and Alternative Local State Quarantine. 1,328 rooms

For opening up to foreign patients, other diseases and followers for treatment in Thailand There are Alternative Hospital Quarantine to support 118 hospitals and 36 clinics, with 2,709 supporting rooms divided into 2,299 Isolation Rooms, 82 AIIR-ICU rooms, 65 Modified AIIR rooms, and Number of Cohort Ward. 263 rooms with no less than 14 days to be quarantined, three tests for COVID 19, now open to patients and accompanying persons by land, sea and air. Treated more than 1,000 income to create an economy of about 200 million baht by 14 days of detention and the 15th day can go out to travel. With a reporting and monitoring system While the Wellness Quarantine will operate in the Medical Spa or elderly resort. Which is in the process of preparing announcements and rules

In order to support the increasing tourism The Ministry of Public Health, in cooperation with businesses and some provinces, has been discussing a form of detention to accommodate larger “area-level quarantine systems” rather than in-room quarantine such as sub-districts, islands, districts or both. province Currently, there are many provinces that are interested, such as Chonburi, Buriram, Rayong, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phuket, Surat Thani, etc., which will start from provinces with potential that have hospitals ready to take care of infectious patients. Separate negative pressure chamber There is a laboratory system A strong disease investigation team has volunteers in the area, etc. The target group of tourists will be selected from low-risk countries. There were no infections for 3 months, which could also be considered spatially, for example, in some provinces of China with a population of more than 100 million, but no infection for more than 180 days, etc., with a good COVID-19 management system, and an MOU agreed upon. Visitors must have a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours before departure. Self-quarantine at home or Home Quarantine 14 days before departure. And operated through a tour operator By choosing from foreigners with purchasing power Long stay group And working group

Dr. Thares continued that For preparing the country to conduct quarantine and tourism at the regional level The province had to make a limited route that would be open to tourism. Do not mix with the people, for example, where each day will go to the tourist area of ​​the province By making a package for the tour company, in addition, must communicate to the public in the area to understand and be confident in the operation. By assigning to the International Health Division Department of Health Service Support Coordinate the provinces interested in understanding the local people in the future. Which currently has not received foreign tourists Until the province is ready and people in the area understand and accept Including having to have a direct airline Make a travel package Focus on the economy in the community It has a unique service of the area. COVID-19 free health tourism, such as massage / spa services, Magnet services, herbal products Antiviral health food While accommodation hotels will be hotels that meet SHA or Well Hotel standards and have a tourist tracking device Preliminary discussions with the governor of Chonburi Province in principle Which this form of tourism drives the economy and can expand the area But also adhere to the safety principle of the people in the country

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