GIS to ensure healthcare in Thailand

In Thailand, each doctor will be assigned to work in a location, based-on the GIS system, which the population will be taken into account. Currently almost 10,000 more doctors are needed to respond to medical needs across Thailand, according to Supan Srithamma, Spokesperson of Public Health Ministry of Thailand. The doctor per patient ratio is 1: 7,000.

New graduates on scholarship will be able to choose where they prefer to practice, but they are expected to serve as interns in a hospital during the first year after their graduation before continuing to work in a community healthcare center for another 3 years. In each community hospital there must be at least 4 doctors and in places where shortages are sustained, an unlimited number of doctors will be supplied to the hospitals until they are no longer needed.

Source: Pattaya Mail

Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern. sachiye@vertices.com

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