MOPH unwraps its New Year gifts


BANGKOK, 17 Dec 2014 – The Ministry of Public Health has unwrapped its New Year’s Day gifts for the public comprising six free health services. 

Deputy Prime Minister Yongyuth Yuthawong, accompanied by Minister of Public Health Dr. Ratchata Ratchatanawin and Deputy Public Health Minister Dr. Somsak Chunharassami yesterday opened a special exhibition featuring the Ministry of Public Health’s New Year gifts for the public.

One of the gifts is to provide dental service involving free root canal implants for 5,000 people who have artificial teeth and 35,000 senior citizens who have lost 16 or more teeth. Two other projects involve free Diphtheria and Tetanus vaccinations for 28 million residents aged between 20 and 50 and Measles vaccination for three million toddlers aged between 2 years and a half and 7 years old.

Besides, the Ministry stated residents with mature Cataract would receive retina replacement operation free of charge while teams of doctors would be dispatched to perform medical examinations for people at their home in remote areas.

Finally, the Ministry will establish a unit in general hospitals dedicated to take care of patients suffering from terminal illnesses.