Ministry of Public Health

20 Mar 2024
Personal information concerning 2.2 million Thais, allegedly stolen from the Public Health Ministry’s IT system, has been found on sale on the dark web. The Minister denied that his Ministry was the source. Meanwhile, the Rural Doctor Society said cyber security is a major concern for hospitals, revealing that hospitals have been ordered to strengthen cyber security, but with no budget allocated for this.
8 Jun 2023
Taweesin Visanuyothin, Deputy Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH), addressed the issue of medical staff workload in response to an actress who resigned from her medical position due to workload, saying that Thailand has a limited number of doctors with around 1 doctor for every 2,000 people.
3 May 2023
Supat Hasuwannakit, Chair of the Rural Doctor Society and Director of Saba Yoi Hospital, went to Nonthaburi Police Station to acknowledge three charges, including defamation, insulting officials, and computer-related crime, filed by the Ministry of Public Health.
11 Mar 2023
A network of civil society organizations has filed petitions with the National Health Security Office (NHSO) and the Bhumjaithai Party over budget restrictions preventing people outside the Universal Health-Care Coverage scheme from accessing some healthcare services.
23 Feb 2023
New orders issued by the Ministry of Public Health restricting the HIV prevention budget and requiring community-based clinics to be supervised by a government medical facility have drawn criticism from civil society due to concerns that the new regulations would limit their ability to provide HIV testing and preventative medication to at-risk groups.
16 Feb 2023
Two years after Thailand passed an amendment to the Criminal Code legalising abortion up to the 12th week of pregnancy, access to services remains difficult due to lack of information and facility and prejudice from medical personnel, while the Ministry of Public Health has refused to cover abortion fees for people not covered by the “Gold Card” universal healthcare scheme.
19 Jul 2021
Activist Shinawat Chankrajang and another protester were arrested in front of the Ministry of Public Health on Friday (16 July) during a protest over the Covid-19 vaccination programme, while two other protesters and one police officer were injured.
19 Jun 2020
A Nurses Union of Thailand report finds that many public health officials want to resign ahead of retirement age as heavy workloads burden them with cancer, diabetes and hypertension, leading to early death.
22 Mar 2020
Bangkok’s Governor announced today (21 March) that malls, educational institutions and places of entertainment are to close for 22 days, while the number of COVID-19 cases in Thailand has risen to 411.
20 Mar 2020
The Thai government is planning to have Buddhist temples nationwide perform a Buddhist prayer believed to expel diseases and misfortune from the country during their evening prayer routine to raise morale during the COVID-19 outbreak, while the Ministry of Public Health reports 60 new cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 272.
5 Feb 2020
Satit Pitutecha, the Deputy Minister of Public Health, at the press conference saying that four Thais from Wuhan remain in a hospital. Source: Thai Rath Online
5 Jul 2017
Patients suffering from kidney failure have expressed opposition to a plan to introduce a co-payment system for their treatment in an attempt to reduce the public health budget. On 4 July 2017, representatives of the Kidney Failure Patients Association (KFPA), Healthy Forum, Thai NGO Coalition on AIDS, Thai Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (TNPLH) and other organizations submitted a joint statement to Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn, Minister for Public Health.


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