Is the future of Thailand’s health care in danger?

Kwankamon Thanadkah Alongkorn Chaladsook Late last year, Thai rock star Artiwara Kongmalai – also known as Toon Bodyslam – undertook a charity run of 2,215 kilometres across Thailand to raise donations to buy medical equipment for 11 state hospitals. The mega-marathon drew massive public attention. It also sparked public debate on how badly underfunded the country’s public […]

Calls for long-term fund for elderly patients

If they are not offered support, many people risk falling into difficulties when they lose their independence, physically and financially, in their final years. Dr Worawan Chandoevwit, an adviser on social security at the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI), has suggested that the government consider establishing a long-term care fund for the elderly. This is […]

TDRI warns of soaring health care costs

THAILAND’S ageing society will push the country’s healthcare costs to Bt1.4 trillion per year within the next 15 years, Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) warned yesterday. The TDRI yesterday disclosed the results of a study on predicted public healthcare spending as it urged the government to plan for preventative healthcare and a health system for […]