The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Health asks TAT personnel to work on 6 issues, overhauling the public health system in 3 years.
On October 3 at the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong, MD. The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Health held a meeting to present policies and instructions for public health operations to the operators of the Central Office of Public Health and through the video conferencing system to the regional executives. For the first time after taking office on October 1
Opas said Dr. All health personnel are requested to adhere toRoyal Speech of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Adulyadej Vikrom Phra Boromrajchanok The father of modern medicine and Thai public health in “Put your own interests second. The main task is the benefit of fellow man.” It is a commitment to work together. During the last Covid-19, everyone has shown their strength to fight the crisis. proves the strength of the Ministry of Public Health and Thailand’s public health system until it is accepted by many countries And it shows that the health of the Thai people is important to drive the economy and the development of the country.
“We are living with COVID-19 right now. more familiar However, we are still in the middle of a rapidly changing world (VUCA World) such as changes in economic power, scarcity of resources and food, global warming, natural disasters, pollution, technological developments, social change. The population is aging fewer newborns and a rapidly growing city labor Population density and public health increased with emerging and recurrent diseases non-communicable diseases mental health problems and health costs increasing So, we have to understand and adapt accordingly,” said Dr Opas.
Dr. Opas talks about the direction of the development Ministry of Health and the health of the Thai people that the policy will focus on 5 aspects of Mr. Anutin Charnvirakul Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health to act in the interest of the people, such as making people more accessible to health services, raising the level of health promotion for Thai people to be healthy, the elderly receiving systematic and inclusive care, bringing health to drive the economy And health information must be for the people and for the people, which in the next three years will be an opportunity to develop a stronger health care system. It deals with health, social and economic dimensions for the goal of healthy people. strong economy Thailand is strong with policy “Thai health for Thai health” Focus on 6 main areas:
1. Improve the efficiency of communication Raise the level of information in all dimensions of health. health promotion Prevention, disease control, medical treatment, rehabilitation and health risks Access to information is accurate, up-to-date, convenient, fast, develops the potential of Thai people of all ages Take care of your physical and mental health, your family and d community.
2. Upgrade services to support the aging society and reduce the death rate from major diseases. by strengthening the primary health care system, increasing the potential of 3 doctors, transforming each hospital into “The People’s Hospital” Have a place, environment, clean, beautiful, easy to access, convenient service, reduce congestion, reduce unnecessary steps. Using appropriate, up-to-date technology, quality service, caring like relatives, and improving service system capabilities and seamless network. “Patient-centered” Especially the elderly, accidents, strokes, heart disease, kidney disease, cancer, mental health, which are important causes of death for Thai people.
3. Pushing medical and public health services into the digital age Let all hospitals use telemedicine. (Telemedicine) developing health information systems to facilitate seamless services. and accelerate the development of medical innovation using biotechnology (Biotechnology) Molecular medicine for accurate diagnosis Care for health promotion and disease prevention according to genetic characteristics and use of individual medicines (Personalized medicine)
and 6. Develop for a high performing organization and personnel to have a better quality of working life with the 4T approach, including Trust, building trust with people, officers, policy departments, international departments and networks, Teamwork & Talent, working as a team, support talented people, Technology uses Technology increases productivity and Targets work with a purpose. Manage resources for productivity and valuable services. while personnel have a better quality of working life Having a balance between life and work being able to be flexible and adapt in times of crisis
“I ask everyone to adhere to the principles of TAT’s work, which is to act immediately, continue to do and develop, and together move forward and develop Thai public health towards upgrading services and healthcare with technology and innovation. It’s a public health system that adds economic value to people.” Opas said Dr