Ministry of Public Health reveals 7 directions to move forward with COVID to endemic diseases
Date 07 May 2022 time 09:31
Minister of Public Health reveals 7 policy directions to move forward “Covid” to endemic disease Pointed out as an opportunity to create jobs, generate income, and insist that if the disease is controlled according to the prescribed criteria will continue to be endemic diseases according to the next goal As for the relaxation measures, it depends on the area and the situation.
Mr. Satit Pitutecha, Deputy Minister of Public Health, discussed “the direction and policies of the government after declaring covid 19 as an endemic disease” that Thailand is able to control the situation of Covid-19 well, partly from the cooperation of private hospitals. Especially in the treatment of COVID-19 patients, Thailand is now in a stable period and has a tendency to decline. both infected hospital patient and the deceased For moving forward to the local disease. The World Health Organization has not yet made a clear announcement and there are still concerns about the mutation. But the follow-up was still a sub-mutation that had no effect on virulence and rapid transmission. As for Thailand, there are rules for entering endemic diseases. which, if it can be implemented accordingly, is ready to move forward with the goal, which is From this July onwards
Mr. Satit said that for directions and health policies to move towards endemic diseases This is in line with the proposal of the World Health Organization to organize activities to review the preparation for public health emergencies and universal health in the case of COVID-19 in Thailand, which consists of 7 topics:
1. Increasing investment in innovation and digital technology In the past, we had Thai win, Mor Chana, including “Mor Prom”, which is the country’s second largest platform after Pao Tang. There are more than 25 million registered data. In addition, the Cabinet is discussing a national platform. Under the approval limit of 7 billion baht to make secure central information of personal information 2. Preparing for the next outbreak and developing multidisciplinary personnel both common diseases chronic non-communicable disease Covid and Missy 3. Caring for vulnerable groups to access rights-based treatment 4. Raise the level of self-reliance in medicines, vaccines, test kits and medical supplies. Currently, Thailand has 3 advanced vaccines which are Vaccines of the Government Pharmaceutical Organization, Vaccines and Vaccines of Chulalongkorn University
5. Handling of medical waste or infectious waste In the past, the law was temporarily unlocked to allow industrial waste incinerators to burn infectious waste. 6. Develop a strategy for data integration, which the CCP collects data from various agencies. leading to decision-making based on accurate and complete databases; and 7. Searching, recording and disseminating good examples. including important lessons in dealing with the pandemic
Mr. Satit also said that when COVID enters an endemic disease It will be an opportunity to generate income, create jobs and the country will have more tax revenue. The part will relax measures and practices such as removing the mask. depending on the area and situation The key is to step over, live with covids with understanding, knowing and moving forward with the economy.