Cabinet approves hundreds of billions to strengthen national health policy in 2013



BANGKOK, 30 May 2012  – The Cabinet has approved hundreds of billions of baht in state budget to strengthen the national health insurance policy in 2013.


Deputy Government Spokesperson Anusorn Iamsa-ad said on Tuesday that the weekly Cabinet meeting has resolved to allocate 109.71 billion baht from the 2013 fiscal budget for the National Health Security Office (NHSO).

The budget is set to cover each eligible Thai an annual medical expense of 2,755.60 baht and a 1.2-billion baht operational cost for the NHSO.

Mr. Anusorn stated that the Cabinet’s newly-allocated budget is a reflection of its determination to utilize the state budget as efficiently as possible.