Increase the right to a “gold card” for the elderly Access to treatment – prevent multiple diseases

Today (3 October 2022) revealed Ms. Ratchada Thanadirek, Deputy Spokesperson of the Prime Minister’s Office, that the government is concerned about the health of the people, especially the group.elderly The government has encouraged the relevant agencies to speed up the supervision.quality of lifethe elderly to live in society happily being in good health being able to take care of themselves and a sustainable good quality of life.an aging societyBy 2022, there are 12.11 million elderly people aged 60 out of the country’s population of 66 million, or 18 percent.

Ms Ratchada said the government from the National Health Security Office (NHSO.) to care for elderly patients through the rights under the projectNational Health Insurance or “gold card” covering essential medical care and public health services According to the latest gold patent service data, in 2021, there were 9.6 million elderly people aged 60 and over who received 64.2 million inpatient and outpatient services out of 167 services in the gold card system a million times

There was also thatDisease of the elderlyThose who often receive treatment include: high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoarthritis dementia Coronary artery disease, cancer and eye disease, etc.

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in the financial year 2023 NHSO. has added benefits to health promotion services for the elderly In the payment-by-service (Fee Schedule) as follows: Vaccination service Diphtheria and Tetanus Vaccine Flu Vaccine for People aged 65 and over

Risk screening services include assessment of nutrition, depression, diabetes, blood pressure, cardiovascular disease. HIV and STDs Including colon cancer with fecal blood test (Fit-TESIT), oral biopsy in case of cancerous lesions and mouth cancer. breast cancer gene mutations (for breast cancer patients and their close relatives) and screening for tuberculosis in 7 high-risk groups with lung x-ray in elderly people aged 65 and over who smoke or have disease chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

including dental services forelderly In the years 2023-2024 NHSO took part in the “Prosthesis, Dental Implants Project in Honor of His Majesty the King On the auspicious occasion of his 72nd Birthday, 28 July 2024” which helps the elderly to receive dentures and dental implants if the dentures cannot adhere to the gums.

At the same time, NHSO also cooperates with local government organizations (local authorities) in the implementation.health insurance fundat local or local level Provincial Rehabilitation Fund This includes the long-term care fund for those who are dependent, where the government has allocated additional care budgets to improve the quality of life of the elderly.

“The government caresthe health of the elderly and aims to have a good quality of life at the end of life therefore providing the most comprehensive service benefits providing good care for the elderly especially health promotion and disease prevention services to slow down illness which is a measure for supporting access toan aging society People can ask for more information at the NHSO helpline 1330 or online channels, including Line NHSO, Line ID @nhso or click and Facebook: Office of National Health Security,” reiterated Ms Ratchada.

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