Department of Disease Control prepares to kick off 1 million doses of HPV vaccine this November.

Nonthaburi Minister of Public Health Inspect the operations of the Department of Disease Control's missions. Revealing readiness to drive the policy to raise the level to 30 baht plus in 2 outstanding issues, results seen in the first 100 days, "1 million doses of HPV vaccination" this November and "Safety Phuket Island Sandbox" creating confidence in safety and disease-free with tourists With strict measures and pushing for the creation of tourist health centers

Dr. Chonnan Srikaew, Minister of Public Health, along with Mr. Santi Prompat, Deputy Minister of Public Health. Dr. Opas Karikawinpong Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Health and executive committee Inspect the operations of the Department of Disease Control's missions. and visit the Royal Biosafety Sample Collection Vehicle which is issued during the COVID-19 situation Ready to provide policies to executives and personnel with Dr. Thongchai Keerati Hatthayakorn Acting Director-General of the Department of Disease Control and executive committee welcome

Dr. Chonnan said that the Department of Disease Control has a disease prevention and control system that has the potential to deal with both communicable and non-communicable diseases. including diseases from natural disasters There is a digital introduction information technology to be used in management Increase the efficiency of the surveillance system Prevent and control disease and health hazards until it is accepted internationally It is believed that it can drive the policy of the Ministry of Public Health to raise the level of 30 baht with the Quick Win designation to see results in the first 100 days, especially cancer, covering 3 important types of cancer: 1. Cervical cancer. By preparing to vaccinate HPV for students/female students nationwide (ages 11-20 years) on November 8, 2023, and will distribute the vaccine to areas throughout the country, totaling 1.43 million doses, completed by January 2024, in which cervical cancer was found. In Thai women, it is second only to breast cancer. Vaccination can prevent up to 90% of infections, helping to reduce the risk of cervical cancer in the next 10-20 years. 2.Bile duct cancer By screening risk groups using the Urine Rapid Test method and screening for liver and bile duct cancer. with ultrasound and 3. Liver cancer by screening for hepatitis B and C viruses, ready to provide treatment for those whose screening results are positive.

Dr. Chonnan further said that for the Quick Win for tourist safety is "Safety Phuket Island Sandbox" which has prepared to announce the goal of Phuket province being free of rabies, influenza vaccination for tourist service providers, screening international travelers, and having a system. Digital Surveillance and pushing for tourist health centers including integration of various departments Participate in driving the air forwarding system Marine emergency volunteer/community emergency volunteer and road food safety. In addition, it is preparing to expand the results in pilot provinces in every health zone, including Nan, Sukhothai, Kamphaeng Phet, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Phetchaburi, Rayong, Kalasin, Udon Thani, Nakhon Ratchasima, Ubon Ratchathani, Trang and Bangkok, to follow 4 important measures, consisting of screening Filter international travelers, Digital Surveillance system, air forwarding system and street food safety This will create confidence in safety and disease-free for tourists. To help drive the country's economy

“It is important to stress the Department of Disease Control to expedite implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs in two important areas: controlling tuberculosis to less than 10 per 100,000 people; and reducing the traffic death rate by 50% from 2011. From today's visit, it is believed that with the potential of the Department of Disease Control, Will definitely be able to proceed with both matters successfully,” Dr. Chonnan said. -Thai News Agency

Source: Thai News Agency