NONTHABURI, 9 September 2017 (NNT) – The Ministry of Public Health has ordered hospitals in flood-risking areas in 44 provinces to get prepared for imminent flooding and take early measures for patient service.
BANGKOK,18 August 2017 (NNT) - The Director General of the Department of Mental Health has advised people in flood-prone areas to brace for floods in a reserved and calm mental state.
During 29 July to 17 August 2017, the Mental Health Department has assessed mental health of over 5,000 people in Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Kalasin and Roi Et. There were 231 people who have been diagnosed as under severe stress and need to be closely monitored.
BANGKOK, 24 July 2017 (NNT) - The Ministry of Public Health has instructed its provincial offices and hospitals nationwide to prepare for possible flooding, as a tropical storm moves across the country.
BANGKOK, 18 May 2017 (NNT) – Health care units in flood-risk areas are to prepare action plans in order to minimize disruptions and ensure serviceability.
The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) has instructed officials attached to health care units to get readied for flooding as two provincial hospitals and their medical instruments have been reportedly affected by flooding, forcing transfers of some patients to other hospitals.
PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN, 24 January 2016 (NNT) - Bang Saphan Hospital in Prachuap Khiri Khan has now resumed its services after officials finished repairing the nearby bridge on Phet Kasem Road.
The first floor of the hospital was flooded and its medical equipment and facilities were damaged, forcing the hospital to shut down for 1 week. Soldiers and related authorities helped to clean up the hospital and restored its services. The hospital was able to resume on January 23, along with its obstetrics and minor surgery clinic.
NONTHABURI, 23 January 2017 (NNT) – More than 180 medical teams have been providing medical services to flooded communities in the southern region everyday, with some 81,000 patients treated so far.
PRACHUAB KHIRI KHAN, 13 January 2017 (NNT) - Bang Saphan Hospital staff and soldiers have begun moving medical equipment back into the hospital after the flood water has been drained.
In Prachuab Khiri Khan, Bang Saphan Hospital staff and the soldiers started cleaning the medical equipment as the hospital is expected to resume its operation on Friday. The electrical system at the Out Patient Building has now been fully restored.
NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, 11 January 2017 (NNT) - The Second Naval Area Command of the Royal Thai Navy has reached out to flood victims in Nakhon Si Thammarat under a rescue operation dubbed ‘From the Sea.’
An airbus helicopter flew from the Royal Thai Navy Ship Ang Thong to deliver a medical team and safety equipment to the residents of Cha-uat district after a report that ill people were unable to receive medical attention as their homes were submerged in deep flood waters.
NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, 8th January 2017 (NNT) – Thirty thrusters are being transported to the southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat to assist local authorities in flood draining efforts.
The Royal Thai Navy is shipping 30 thrusters to Nakhon Si Thammarat where they will be used to push the flood water into the ocean. Another 20 thrusters will also be sent to the inundated region soon, according to the Naval Dockyard Department.
BANGKOK, 7th January 2016 (NNT) - The Prime Minister is concerned about ongoing heavy flooding in southern regions and has ordered the dispatch of troops to help evacuate flood victims to safer areas.
Spokesman of the National Council for Peace and Order Col. Winthai Suvaree said today that the Royal Thai Army has now dispatched military personnel and relief teams to help residents of 10 southern provinces, who have been affected by recent flooding, as instructed by Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha.
NAKHON SRI THAMMARAT, 7 January 2017 (NNT) - Deputy Phuket Provincial Office of Public Health Chief Praphornsri Narinrak and Wachiraphuket Hospital Director Chalermphong Sukhonthaphon sent medical teams and supplies to flood victims in Cha-uat district, Nakhon Sri Thammarat province.
SAMUT PRAKAN, 7 January 2017 (NNT) – The Navy has deployed ships, aircraft and officers to help flood victims in the southern region, with its first ship to arrive in Nakhon Sri Thammarat on 8 January.
The Navy has dispatched 20 thruster ships, officers and landing craft to Nakhon Sri Thammarat to provide assistance to the flood victims with the landing vehicle expected to arrive in the southern province in the night of 7 January.
NONTHABURI, 7th January 2017 (NNT) - The National Health Security Office (NHSO) has decided to enable flood victims in the South to use the government's free medical services, known as the gold card healthcare scheme in other areas.
The NHSO meeting, chaired by Public Health Minister Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn, agreed that residents in disaster-hit areas can for the time being obtain free medical assistance under the universal healthcare scheme in hospitals which they are not attached to.
BANGKOK, 15 September 2016 (NNT) - The Ministry of Public Health has revealed that on average, 20 new Zika infections are reported in Thailand each week.
Permanent Secretary for Public Health Dr. Sophon Mekthon said even though the Zika outbreak has not expanded to other parts of the country, it is important for everyone to ensure mosquito breeding habitats are destroyed.
BUENG KAN, 8 September 2016 (NNT) – Heavy rainfall has hit the northeastern province of Bueng Kan, bringing a local school and a community health center to a temporary standstill.
The monsoon trough, which is lying across Myanmar, Laos and the upper Vietnam, and the southwest monsoon have led to continued thundershowers, causing a flash flood in two villages in Na Sabang subdistrict.
CHIANG MAI, 2 September 2016 (NNT) – The governor of Chiang Mai has ordered preventive measures against the infection of Zika virus and dengue fever in the area to be intensified, while Hang Dong district recorded another dengue fever casualty.
Chiang Mai Governor Pawin Chamniprasart has reported on the latest situation regarding the Zika virus and dengue fever outbreak in the province, disclosing that two more Zika virus infected patients were discovered yesterday, with one being a freshmen female student and the other being a 74-year-old woman.
BANGKOK, 3 March 2016 (NNT) - The Ministry of Public Health has established a situation room to urge hospitals in drought-affected areas to conserve water. The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives has expressed confidence that the country will not experience a shortage of water for consumption water until July.
BANGKOK, 19 September 2015 (NNT) – The Ministry of Public Health has sent out its teams to all flood-stricken provinces in order to assist local residents and equip all households with first-aid kits.
NAN, 04 September 2015, (NNT) - Heavy rain continued to pour in the North and Northeast, increasing Mekong River water levels in Nong Khai and Nakhon Phanom provinces and flooding more than 200 homes in Nan province.
Nan officials distributed drinking water, medicine and leptospirosis vaccines to flood-affected locals in Chiang Klang district. The latest official reports on Thursday showed flood levels were as high 1m. Runoff also damaged more 1,000 rai of farmland.
BANGKOK, 4 August 2015 (NNT) - The Ministry of Public Health has supplied 30,000 medicines to people affected by the floods in Mae Hong Son province.
According to Deputy Permanent Secretary of Public Health Amnuay Kajina, a mobile medical unit has been deployed to inundated areas of Mae Hong Son to warn people of possible waterborne diseases. They include dengue fever, leptospirosis and diarrhea.
30,000 medicines have also been given to residents of Sob Moei district. They are urged to dial 1669 for emergency medical attention.