One billion baht in financial compensation has been provided by the National Security Office (NHSO) to people who experienced negative effects after receiving Covid-19 vaccinations.
According to the NHSO Secretary-general Jadet Thammathat-aree, the NHSO has already approved compensation for 9,551 people who have lodged complaints after developing side effects due to receiving Covid-19 vaccination from the government’s inoculation campaign.
It is reported that 12,882 people had filed for compensation from NHSO. 1,869 complaints were rejected due to failures to meet the criteria while 1,462 cases are currently being reviewed by officials.
The NHSO has provided compensation of up to 100,000 baht to 7,037 people who experienced mild side effects. 250 people have received payouts of 100,000-240,000 baht for severe conditions that could have been caused by vaccination such as losing functions of their limbs which affected their daily lives. Compensation of 400,000 baht were provided to 2,264 families of the deceased patients or people permanently disabled that could have been attributed to the side effects of the inoculation.
The NHSO secretary-general said that those who had side effects from Covid jabs and wants to lodge a complaint can do so at the service location where they were vaccinated, provincial public health offices, and 13 NHSO offices across the country. A local subcommittee comprised of medical experts and public representatives will consider the complaint as soon as possible. He added that people whose complaints were rejected can file an appeal to the NHSO secretary-general within 30 days of the rejection.
For more information, people are advised to call the NHSO’s hotline at 1330 or add @nhso via the Line application. (NNT)