The Cabinet on 6 October 2020 approved strategies to establish medical excellence centers in various areas of the country, following a proposal by Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul.
These strategies aim to enhance Thailand’s competitive advantage, strengthen its health service system, and reduce disparities in medical services.
The goal is to develop Thailand as a medical service excellence center, academic excellence center, and research excellence center in the long run.
Under these strategies, the Government will spend more than 62 billion baht over the next 5 to 10 years on a project to establish six medical excellence centers nationwide, linking with many networks, such as the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the Private Hospital Association, Thai Clinic Association, the Thai Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, the Herbal Products Association, the Board of Trade of Thailand, and the Federation of Thai Industries.
Out of the 62-billion-baht budget, 19 billion baht will be spent on the project in 2020, 16.4 billion baht in 2021, 13 billion baht in 2022, and 14.1 billion baht from 2023 to 2027.
Source: The Government Public Relations Department