Israel to send medical experts to Thailand regarding unexpected death syndrome in Thai workers


BANGKOK, 2 June 2015 – Director-General of the Employment Department Sumet Mahosot said at a press conference which was co-chaired by Amnon Ben Ami, Director-General of Population Immigration and Border Authority (PIBA) of Israel that Israel would send medical experts to Thailand to figure out causes of sudden unexpected death syndrome which have killed 66 Thai workers during the past four years.

The press conference came at the end of the visit to Thailand of Mr. Amnon Ben-Ami and his delegation to boost the Thai-Israeli cooperation in labour in 2015.

Mr. Sumet said the discussion focused on four issues, one of which was the sudden unexpected death syndrome of Thai workers. In 2015 alone, ten Thai workers died from the syndrome, prompting Israel to send medical experts to discuss with Thai Public Health Ministry about effective prevention from the syndrome. The Israeli delegates agreed that Thai workers should have their cardiography checked before departure to Israel.