Two Thai medical workers receive awards

Two Thai medical workers receive awards

Kritsada: Addressed workers shortage
Kritsada: Addressed workers shortage

Two healthcare workers on Friday received awards from the Asia Pacific Action Alliance on Human Resources for Health (AAAH) for outstanding work in nursing and medical services, according to the Public Health Ministry.

Kritsada Sawaengdi, a senior public health policy analyst with the ministry and adviser to the Thailand Nursing and Midwifery Council, won the AAAH's Nursing Award.

She was recognised for her outstanding role and achievements in addressing the kingdom's shortage of healthcare workers.

Meanwhile, Dr Thawatchai Setthasupphana, director of Mae Sot Hospital in Tak province, received the Medical Award, according to the ministry.

He was recognised for helping migrant workers access basic medical services and preventing Covid-19 transmission along the border with Myanmar.

The winners of the AAAH Awards were announced during the final day of a virtual conference that ran from Wednesday to Friday, according to Dr Walaiporn Patcharanarumol, director of the Bureau of International Health under the Health Ministry.

Kritsada: Tackled staff shortage

He said Dr Thawatchai also won recognition for improving health care for local villagers.

AAAH awards are given to healthcare workers with at least five years of experience, particularly in public health policy and development of human resources.

Recipients are often leaders with track records of efficient management and initiating reforms benefiting public health services.

The online conference was organised by the AAAH in association with the World Health Organization, the United States Agency for International Development, the Prince Mahidol Award Foundation and the Asian Development Bank.

Thawatchai: Helped migrants

Do you like the content of this article?

Police to charge protest leaders with lese majeste

Police have summoned seven leaders of anti-government protests to face charges of lese majeste over comments made at demonstrations that demanded reforms to the monarchy, a police source and a rights group said on Tuesday.


Local vaccine production

Local Covid-19 vaccine production should start in the middle of next year and a decision will be made next month on the first recipient groups, health authorities said on Tuesday.


Arkhom urges external loan sources

The Public Debt Management Office (PDMO) has been asked to consider seeking external loans to diversify lending sources amid higher demand from the private sector amid the Covid-19 crisis, says the Finance Ministry.