Special Report

Uni hospital bears brunt

Thammasat University Field Hospital, which opened in early 2020 when the first wave of coronavirus hit the country, is on 24-hour alert to receive further admissions as hospitals spill over during this far more deadly third round of infections.

Uni hospital bears brunt
4 May 2021

Poor communities take virus fight into own hands

Communities in Klong Toey slum build makeshift isolation centre as cases soar.

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Into own hands
2 May 2021

Former patients face community rejection

Alarmed by a surge of infections in the kingdom's third wave, a support group has been formed to help patients cope with stress brought on by the illness and discrimination they may experience despite fully recovering.

2 May 2021 1
28 Apr 2021

Third wave's unpalatable reality

The third wave of Covid-19 in Thailand is nothing short of an unprecedented crisis for the country's public health system, just as it is for its already flailing economy.

28 Apr 2021 29
Unpalatable reality
26 Apr 2021

Unmasked Songkran parties dent Phuket’s reopening hopes

PHUKET: Around the corner from the teeth-whitening clinic and the tattoo parlour with offerings in Russian, Hebrew and Chinese, near the outdoor eatery with fried rice meant to fuel sunburned tourists or tired go-go dancers, the Hooters sign has lost its H.

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Unmasked Songkran parties dent Phuket’s reopening hopes
22 Apr 2021

Feeding the beast: Chiang Mai smoke seen as world's climate change problem

Fire-lighting farmers need a better way to clear farmland for the next maize crop.

22 Apr 2021 85
Earth Day's burning issue
15 Apr 2021

Never too old to get physical

The elderly in Din Daeng district are aware of research which suggests that exercising in their middle age is likely to keep them in good health for many years to come.

15 Apr 2021 17
Never too old
27 Mar 2021

Medical hub lends more than a hand

Nine years ago, Amaraphon Ong-at-itthichai, a 59-year-old senior nurse working at the Friendship Therapy Centre of Panyananthaphikkhu Chonprathan Medical Centre in Nonthaburi's Pak Kret district, wondered why many near-recuperated patients became unhappy at the prospect of being discharged from the hospital.

27 Mar 2021 1
Medical hub lends more  than a hand
23 Mar 2021

Rights chief optimistic despite UN cold shoulder

Acting chairperson is hopeful that the NHRCT's efforts to improve will be recognised after it was downgraded on concerns over its deficiencies.

23 Mar 2021 12
Rights chief optimistic
21 Mar 2021

Holding those behind the haze to account

Covid killed 61 people in 2020, air pollution an estimated 14,000. As Chiang Mai again wins awards for world's worst air, new data confirms corn is the biggest culprit.

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Whose haze?