BANGKOK (NNT) - The Pharmacy Association in Thailand has held the 10th Thailand Pharmacy Congress, aimed at developing modern Thai medicine to a level in keeping with international standards. The Ministry of Public Health’s Permanent Secretary confirmed its preparedness for the age of globalisation, blocking the entry of diseases from overseas, and advancing the Smart Hospital campaign where patients can buy their hospital medications at a local pharmacy.
The Ministry of Public Health’s Permanent Secretary Sukhum Karnchanapimai, presided this week over the opening ceremony of the 10th Thailand Pharmacy Congress, where he delivered special remarks on the topic Vision to Reshape the Thai Health System, reflecting development of Thailand’s public health system over 20 years.
This year, Thailand was ranked 6th out of 89 countries internationally. The Ministry of Public Heath is determined to continue developing the public health system to achieve parity with international standards, by encouraging the integration of all sectors, both government, and private firms, especially the implementation of digital technology to improve care given to the general public in the age of globalisation, blocking diseases from foreign sources, and providing equal access to medical services for all members of the general public.
On this occasion, the Minister of a Digital Economy and Society, said Thailand is in transition between technology and innovation, with the pharmaceutical sector developing awareness of technological know-how to improve the profession.
The Ministry of Public Health has also organized a lecture on 5G Technology, AI platform, and Big Data, focusing on benefits from tightly integrated information and data systems, worthwhile technology implementation, and modern communications in the medical sector, which should help improve the lives of the general public. The government has also improved the Pracharat Internet network in some 24,700 villages, with rapid expansion continuing to cover more regions to allow people in rural areas to have internet access in all situations.