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Public Health officials give Anutin star rating

Public Health officials give Anutin star rating

BANGKOK: Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has won high approval from public health officials and the public, both in his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and his roll-out of public healthcare programmes, according to the Public Health Ministry.

By Bangkok Post

Thursday 16 March 2023, 12:00PM

Anutin. Photo: Bangkok Post

Anutin. Photo: Bangkok Post

Dr Rungruang Kitpati, the ministry’s spokesman, said Anutin has more support from officials than his predecessors did, according to an assessment by the ministry’s technical committee between Feb 15 and Mar 7.

It is the ministry’s tradition to assess the performances of its top-level executives as they approach the completion of their term, he said.

Based on the findings, people are satisfied with Anutin’s performance, especially his handling of the pandemic and his building of support and cooperation from all stakeholders, reports the Bangkok Post.

Anutin’s role in the development of the public health system and its programmes has also won praise from both sides, according to Dr Rungruang.

The upgrade in primary healthcare, free kidney dialysis services and the cancer coverage he engineered have been found to reduce serious illness and deaths, patients’ expenses and economic losses.

The country’s COVID-19 response was a success story in terms of pandemic recovery, with Thailand becoming one of the first Asian countries to reopen to tourism, which stimulated economic recovery.

The spokesman said the minister raised public health officials’ morale when he agreed to recruit more than 45,000 workers and increase risk allowances for medical workers and welfare benefits for public health volunteers.

Dr Rungruang said public health officials were hugely impressed by Anutin’s leadership and his building of international cooperation in public health. As a result, Thailand has been chosen as the new site for the Asean Centre for Public Health Emergencies and Emerging Diseases.

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Capricornball | 16 March 2023 - 21:33:22

So the engineer and heir to Sino-Thai Engineering and Construction turned instant military regime-appointed public health expert gets high praise. Waffling back and forth whenever the wind changes is a good strategy. And even though I don't use cannabis, I like his approach of just telling the dinosaurs it's the way it's gonna be... but then again, probably for the wrong reasons.

Fascinated | 16 March 2023 - 12:35:43

Just checked the date- nope its not 1 Apr yet!


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