Deputy PM: Ministry of Public Health needs to help poor people

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BANGKOK- Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak has emphasized the role of the Ministry of Public Health in helping low-income and less-fortunate people

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Minister of Public Health M.D. Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn on Monday attended a meeting with the ministry’s executives and Mr. Somkid who delivered a special lecture entitled “Ministry of Public Health and Thailand’s economic development.” The deputy PM connected the government’s economic policy to the role of the ministry, saying that the ministry needed to help bridge gaps in the country and take care of the elderly. He suggested that the ministry continue conducting research on social development. The ministry had to work with relevant units in public-private collaboration in taking care of senior people in urban and rural areas, said Mr. Somkid.

The deputy premier also stressed that the ministry needed to play a role in increasing the country’s competitiveness in terms of the medical industry and instructed the Food and Drug Administration to develop its working methods.