BMA together with 8 agencies develop access to health security

On 8th July 2020, Mrs. Wantanee Wattana, Deputy Permanent Secretary for the BMA, signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding on “the development of access to health security rights for Thai people with registration status problem”.  Nine agencies comprise Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, Thai Health Promotion Foundation, Plan International Thailand, Human Settlement Foundation, and National Health Security Office affixed their signatures to the MOU in order to integrate cooperation in taking care of the vulnerable groups who do not have access to services in health security system.

The Royal Thai Government has been working on the Universal Health Care Coverage Policy. However, there are still Thai people who do not have identity card and 13-digit national identification number.  Therefore, they do not have access to public health services. The above-mentioned 9 agencies, thus, work together in pushing forward this policy for the right to access to public health services, reducing inequality, and creating equality in accessing to healthcare services for all people.

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