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02 August 2009 :: 16:08:24 pm 33295

Public Health Ministry Distributes Anti-Flu Drug to Bangkok Clinics

BANGKOK, Aug 2 - Thailand's Ministry of Public Health began distributing the anti-flu drug Oseltamivir to clinics in Bangkok on Sunday to ensure quick access to the medications and to reduce the fatalities from the Influenza type A (H1N1).
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Each clinic is receiving 50 Oseltamivir capsules, said Somyod Deeratsamee, Director-General of the Department of Health Service Support, after meeting with about 100 clinic operators in Bangkok Sunday.

Besides private clinics, more than 100 government community clinics and health centres are ready to provide medical service to patients with flu-like symptoms, he said.

The department delivered the anti-flu drug to the public health ministry’s local offices in every province.

Distribution of the medicine to clinics now depends on work of local health officials. However, he said all clinics nationwide will have received the anti-flu drug against the Influenza type A (H1N1) by Wednesday.

Oseltamivir capsules will be given to patients under doctors? supervision at clinics free of charge but they must still pay for doctor’s fees or other medicines, he added. (TNA)

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Thailand News

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