News Life and Health09 May 2019

Thailand:Risk of violence in hospitals calls for state-backed life insurance

With rising violence against personnel in state hospitals, the Thai government has proposed a THB2m ($0.63m) life insurance coverage for each medical staff working at emergency wards according to the Public Health Ministry's permanent secretary Dr Sukhum Kanchanapimai who was speaking at a seminar, reported local publication ThaiVisa news. In the last seven years, there has been over 51 violent incidents in state hospitals which have caused a total of 10 deaths and left 56 injured.

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