View Full Version : Regulations for traditional Chinese medical clinics in Thailand

Pee Baa Jub Jub
15th July 2010, 03:59
The Public Health Ministry is drafting operation standard, as regulations for traditional Chinese medical clinics, expected to be enforced within next year.

Public Health Deputy Minister Phansiri Kulanartsiri stated that the Ministry was accelerating measures to control the standard of traditional Chinese medical clinics around the country. Draft standard for those clinics has been drawn up such as the clinic must have medical tools as denoted in the common medical operating standard; medical supplies and instruments as well as sufficient medicines; proportion of beds to facilitator in a clinic providing massage and acupuncture is 10:1.

The draft standard will be proposed to the professional committee of traditional Chinese medicine for further consideration, expected to be enforced within next year.

The Ministry, moreover, is preparing to push forward traditional Chinese medicine into the national health security system which includes Chinese herbs and massage. Patients’ privilege on expense claim will also be considered for their optional medical treatment.

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