NRC’s public health committee: Traditional Thai medicine is important for modern medicine and society

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BANGKOK, 1 April 2015 – The National Reform Council’s committee on public health reform has stated that the traditional Thai medicine has been playing an important role for both the modern medicine and the local society.

Chairperson of the committee Porapan Punyaratabandhu and chairman of the NRC’s subcommittee on the reform of Thai traditional medicine Admiral Chanchai Charoensuwan on Tuesday held a news conference on the overhaul of the country’s traditional medicine.

Mrs. Porapan said that Thailand’s traditional medicine is an invaluable asset of Thailand and its complete reform will help improve the efficiency of the modern medicine and the healthcare system of the country.

Admiral Chanchai added that while traditional medicine has been downplayed greatly in the society, hospitals have been increasingly incapable of meeting the demand of all patients.

Therefore, he stated that a serious reform for this branch of medicine, along with the practice of the modern medicine, will not only help secure, but also strengthen the quality and the efficiency of Thailand’s public health system.