Public health

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Health Workers Make Up 10% of Myanmar’s COVID-19 Cases

More than 10 percent of those currently infected with COVID-19 in Myanmar are health workers, according to a top government medic. “More than 10 percent of those infected with COVID-19 after Aug. 16 are health staff,” said the director of contagious disease prevention and eradication at ...

THAZIN HLAING

Lao Doctors, Nurses Demand Overtime Pay Owed For Work Containing COVID

Over 800 health-care workers in southern provinces of Laos are calling on authorities to pay them for extra hours worked this year in hospitals and quarantine centers while trying to control the spread of coronavirus, according to sources in the one-party communist state. However, official sources ...

RFA’s Lao Service. Translated by Manichanh Phimphachanh. Written in English by Richard Finney

Farmers in Thailand Welcoming New Law Allowing Cultivation of Marijuana for Medical Use

Farmers in Thailand are welcoming a new law allowing cultivation and use of marijuana for medical purposes Wednesday, in an Asian first that promises an economic bonanza but also fears that foreign companies could reap the rewards. Thailand’s National Assembly passed a bill Tuesday legalizing the use ...

Agence France-Presse

Can Tho University to train 150 doctors in unpopular fields for Mekong Delta

The Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmacy (CTUMP) aims to train 150 doctors in uncommon medical fields, including tuberculosis, leprosy, psychiatry, forensic science and surgery, for the Mekong Delta in this academic year, according to the university’s rector Nguyen Trung Kien. Keep reading ...

Comparison of the health determinants of the people in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS)

The health of the population and the health service system are influenced by many factors, known as health determinants. []However, there is a dearth of literature on the influence of health determinants regarding the health service system and the health status of the people in the ...

Dr. Kanjanee Phanphairoj & Dr. Ritzmond Loa

Doctors' deaths spur call for new law

Medical networks have urged the government to roll out a law regulating working conditions for medical staff after the deaths of several doctors were linked to their heavy workloads and poor working environment.Read more  ...

Mothers giving birth in Vientiane hospitals still at risk

Mothers giving birth in Vientiane hospitals still face a risk of death similar to local community healthcare centres due to medical staff’s lack of ability and treatment experience, according to an expert. Medical professionals should take new steps to expand and improve national obstetrics and ...

Safety stepped up after sexual attack on Bueng Kan hospital worker

A sexual assault on a female official at a small state-run hospital has raised concerns about the safety of health workers. The female nurse was physically and sexually molested by a teenager who turned up at a tambon-level health promotion hospital in Bueng Kan province at ...

Patients waiting for organ transplants face shortages

Thousands of patients in Thailand are now on a life-or-death waiting list, praying every day with their family members for an organ transplant. Despite increasingly advanced medical technology, their vital surgeries cannot take place without an act of kindness from fellow humans. “One organ donor can ...

Tougher healthcare oversight ordered

Minister of Health Nguyễn Thị Kim Tiến on March 20 urged inspectors from the central to grassroots levels to ensure that fines are handed out for violations of healthcare service regulations. The total amount of fines last year was only VNĐ7 billion (US$307,000), she said, adding ...

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