Health Ministry to produce more personnel in medical field

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BANGKOK, 05 September 2015, (NNT) – Newly-appointed Minister of Public Health Dr. Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn on Friday visited the Department of Medical Science to give his policy to officials, during which he urged them to focus on production and development of medical personnel and to establish local networks against drug resistant infections.

The minister also instructed the officials to help detect chemical residues in food for export, as well as fruits and other perishable items sold in the market and along the border.

He told them to expedite the establishment of a scientific laboratory aimed at detecting more than 500 types of chemical residues in imports and exports. Such a center would ensure that Thai products conform to the standard set by the World Trade Organization.

The Public Health Minister also wanted to promote the use of medicinal herbs in daily life.

Furthermore, Dr. Piyasakol urged the department to create a preventive network against diseases with Methicillin Resistant Staphyllococcus Aureus (MRSA), while encouraging the use of stem cell treatment.