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Thailand’s health efficiency jumps to 27th among 56 countries ranked

Thailand is now ranked 27th among 56 countries ranked on the Bloomberg Health Care Efficiency Index, up from 41st place last year, the biggest annual improvement in 2018

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Thailand is now ranked 27th among 56 countries ranked on the Bloomberg Health Care Efficiency Index, up from 41st place last year, the biggest annual improvement in 2018

Thailand moved up 14 places to No. 27, as per-capita spending declined 40 percent to only $219, while life expectancy advanced to 75.1 years. Medical tourism industry is among Thailand’s fastest-growing industries.

The Bloomberg Health Care Efficiency Index ranks countries with an average population lifespan of at least 70 years, GDP per capita exceeding US$5,000 per year (about 162,000 baht) and a minimum population of 5 million.

By comparison, Hong Kong’s per capita spending on health care stands at US$2,222 (about 71,900 baht), while its average lifespan currently stands at 84.3 years, he said.

Only three Asean countries appear in this year’s index – Singapore in second place, Thailand 27th and Malaysia 29th.

Thailand fared better than many developed countries in the index, with the Netherlands ranking one place below the Kingdom at 28, United Kingdom ranking 35th, Denmark 41st, Germany 45th and the US 54th

In the Asia-Pacific, Thailand’s health care efficiency is ranked ninth — behind Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Taiwan, New Zealand, and China

The top five spots on the index are claimed by Hong Kong, Singapore, Spain, Italy, and South Korea, respectively.

 

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Southeast Asia Covid-19 Latest News

The Delta variant has ripped through Southeast Asia in recent weeks, undoing many countries’ progress against the Covid-19 pandemic. Indonesia has been hit especially hard.

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) WHO Thailand Situation Report - 22 February 2021

The Delta variant has ripped through Southeast Asia in recent weeks, undoing many countries’ progress against the Covid-19 pandemic. Indonesia has been hit especially hard.

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Thailand COVID-19 Situation (29 June, 2021)

TAT would like to recommend all to take DMHTT precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19: D – Distancing, M – Mask wearing, H – Handwashing, T – Temperature check, and T – Thai Chana contact tracing application.

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COVID-19 Daily Vaccinations

Total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered: 9,416,972

· Total number of people who have received 1 dose: 6,721,038

· Total number of people who have received 2 doses: 2,695,934

Number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered today: +271,534

· Number of people who have received the first dose: +185,261

· Number of people who have received the second dose: +86,273

COVID-19 Daily Situation

Total Cases: 254,515

New Cases: +4,662 Daily Cases: 4,652 & From Prisons: 10)

Receiving Medical Treatment: 47,481

Recovered: 205,064

Deaths: 1,970

TAT would like to recommend all to take DMHTT precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19: D – Distancing, M – Mask wearing, H – Handwashing, T – Temperature check, and T – Thai Chana contact tracing application. 

TAT is constantly providing updates on the tourism-related COVID-19 situation in Thailand at the TAT Newsroom (www.tatnews.org); Facebook (tatnews.org); and Twitter (Tatnews_Org).

For additional information and assistance relating to Thailand’s tourism, contact the TAT Contact Centre 1672 or Tourist Police 1155.

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