BANGKOK, Jan 6 – Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health has granted some Bt20 billion to support the five-year strategic plan to promote...

Bt20 billion granted to support 5-year medical hub initiative

By English News | 6 ม.ค. 2557 12:17 | 10744 views | View Comment

BANGKOK, Jan 6 – Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health has granted some Bt20 billion to support the five-year strategic plan to promote the country as the medical hub of Asia.

According to Public Health Permanent Secretary Dr Narong Sahametapat, up to 10 billion baht will be granted as budget to develop the country into the "Academic Hub," while another Bt11 billion will be injected to improve the efficiency of health service in accordance with the ministry's service plan.

The Public Health Ministry has also opted to spend Bt689 million on producing 654 medical experts in three different fields. For each budget year, Bt231 billion will be used to produce 44 family physicians, Bt107 million to produce 400 psychiatrists and Bt612 million to produce 400 dental specialists.

Meanwhile, 27 research projects under the supervision of Siriraj Hospital, Department of Mental Health, Khon Kaen University and many other institutions are now being pushed forward for Thailand to become the academic hub for healthcare of the region.(MCOT online news)