National seminar on medical policy held in Phuket
PHUKET: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health Anutin Charnvirakul was in Phuket on Friday August 5 to deliver a seminar focusing on the country’s medical policies, including the increased use of medical marijuana.
The academic seminar “Advancement of Medical Policy Driving, Department of Medical Services, fiscal year 2022” was held at the Pramukko Resort Phuket hotel in Karon and attracted around 400 delegates.
Dr. Kiattipoom Wongrachit, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Health, executives from the Ministry of Public Health, Directors General of various government departments, the Inspector General of the Ministry of Public Health from Health Zones 1 to 13 and 76 provinces public health physicians caring for elderly people or patients who have been prescribed narcotic drugs.
Anutin began by thanking all the workers in all departments of the Ministry of Public Health for the tireless work they have undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic and for all their efforts to help the country return to normality.
He added that the COVID crisis has given the Ministry of Public Health an opportunity to develop and improve medical services by creating a new home service experience with patients placed firmly at the center. He explained that improvements in collecting and recording patient information have been possible thanks to technology and medical staff able to connect with people while confined to their homes during lockdown periods. , which created a dynamic DMS smart hospital.
Elderly care has become a priority during the pandemic, Anutin said, adding that the Department of Medicine has worked with the Department of Health to develop holistic care solutions for the elderly, particularly with respect to the elderly. cancer treatments with the National Cancer Institute and specialists. cancer hospitals across the country.
Anutin also thanked attendees for raising awareness of government policy on medical marijuana. He explained that the policy aims to help epilepsy patients and terminal cancer patients who are unable to sleep or eat. Marijuana can help with their conditions, he said, and now they can do it openly without having to hide anything.
Academics from the Department of Medicine have provided clear information on treatment guidelines to support the medical use of marijuana, Anutin explained. The Food and Drug Administration, Department of Traditional and Alternative Thai Medicine, Department of Health, and other departments have done the same pushing for medical marijuana policy pending clarification of cannabis law. and fully ratified.
Dr Kiattipoom said the slogan attached to the Ministry of Public Health’s policy for 2022 is “Strong people, strong economy”.
He explained that great importance is being given to the development of public health under the royal initiative which will focus on maximizing the benefits for the people.
Plant-based development would be a key part of establishing a strong, transparent, well-governed, holistic primary healthcare system where everyone can be treated everywhere, Dr Kiattipoom added.
In addition, the Department of Medical Services is committed to developing quality medical services and medical personnel, he said.
The seminar was the perfect platform to communicate the 2022 policy to all participants from all provincial regions of the country, Dr. Kiattipoom said. This has helped build understanding and confidence that the policy can be put into practice and deliver positive results for the people of the nation in line with the Medical Department’s mantra of “Doing the best for every life”.