Thai Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said the new cash handout program known as “Rao Chana” (We Win) will cover 30-35 million Thai people affected by COVID-19.
Low-income earners who participate in the co-payment subsidy program would be entitled to the new handout program and could receive handouts through their e-wallet. Other eligible groups will obtain handouts through the PromptPay system from this month to next month.
The new handout program would also welcome government welfare card holders, low-income vendors, food deliverymen and taxi motorcyclists.
Government officials, state enterprise employees and workers in the social security system would not be included, Mr Arkhom said.