The government recommends people to use gold patents for cancer screening to increase chances of treatment – ​​free of charge.

Government advises people to use gold patents cancer screening cervical-intestinal-oral-mammal Increase your chances of getting a free treatment.

February 9, 2023 – Mr. Anucha Burapachaisri, Deputy Secretary-General to the Prime Minister for Political Affairs Acting as a spokesman for the Prime Minister’s Office, said Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Committed to developing a health insurance system for the people by continually expanding the scope of treatment

The National Health Security Office (NHSO) recognizes the dangers of cancer. A serious disease that threatens the health of people around the world, including Thai people. therefore joining the campaign for Thai people to take care of their health by increasing the chances of treating cancer patients in the early stages to be treated as soon as possible

To be cured under the National Health Security Fund system (Gold Card) by organizing 4 cancer screening benefits to care for those eligible to access cervical cancer screening services, colon cancer, oral cancer. and breast cancer

Mr. Anucha said that the National Cancer Institute, Department of Medicine, stated that each year there are 381 new cancer cases in Thailand each year, or 139,206 people per year, and 230 people die from cancer per day, or 84,073 people per year. The first cancers that are common in Thai men are liver and bile duct cancer, lung cancer, colon and rectal cancer. prostate cancer and lymphoma

The top 5 most common cancers in Thai women are breast cancer, colon and rectal cancer. liver and bile duct cancer, lung cancer and cervical cancer With the information on the cancer situation in Thailand that appears here, in the past, the NHSO has organized benefits related to cancer services under the National Health Security Fund or “30 baht gold card” continuously.

It covers preventive services, treatments including surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormones, both according to 20 treatment protocols (Protocol) and general cancer treatment. In particular, access to expensive cancer drugs is a barrier to access to treatment.

As for cancer risk prevention and screening services, The Gold Card Fund has 4 benefits: service for cervical cancer screening For all rights of Thai women aged 30-59 and aged 15-29 who have sex at a young age by Pap Smear or vinegar ablation (VIA) or screening by HPV DNA Test with the right to receive screening services 1 time every 5 years

In addition, there are benefits for HPV vaccination service for all grade 5 girls nationwide. Colon and rectal cancer screening services with the method of detecting latent blood in the stool (Fit Test) for people aged 50-70 years, 1 time every 2 years. In case of abnormal results, it will be confirmed by endoscopy and tissue collection. and screening services for cancer risk lesions and oral cancer For people aged 40 years and over, once a year

In addition, a BRCA1/BRCA2 mutation detection service is available for high-risk breast cancer patients. and direct relatives with a family history of mutated genes to look for gene mutations This is to identify at-risk patients and seek treatment before the disease progresses.

“Government by the NHSO. Campaign for Thai people to be aware of their own health care. by accessing cancer risk screening benefits This is a 30-baht gold card privilege that can receive services free of charge, with people able to access services at service units that have the potential for cancer treatment. by submitting a smart card Show yourself to use the gold card privileges before receiving the service every time.

And in the event that abnormalities are found, they can receive treatment according to their benefits. For more information, please contact the NHSO Hotline 1330, Line NHSO, type Line ID @nhso or click Facebook: National Health Security Office and, ”said Mr. Anucha.

In the past fiscal year 2022, there were 291,400 cancer patients receiving treatment under the Gold Card Fund, or 1,785,882 times, of which 65,011 or 69,619 times received colon cancer confirmation services and chemotherapy/radiotherapy services for cancer patients. (inpatient/outpatient) 94,154 cases or 762,343 times etc.

Including taking care of patients to have access to cancer drugs that are listed in drug list E.(2). From the data during the past 5 years (2018-2022), there were patients receiving cancer drugs as follows: Docetaxel ) used to treat various types of cancer, including breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, 10,697 cases Letrozole for breast cancer 21,062 cases Trastuzumab Trastuzumab for breast cancer 4,859 cases Imatinib mesylate for acute leukemia 4530 cases Dasatinib for leukemia 514 cases Erlotini (Erlotinib) to treat lung cancer, 3,138 cases, etc.

At the same time, the NHSO has implemented a policy “Cancer anywhere, get services that are ready” (Cancer anywhere), one of the services in the policy to raise the level of gold cards. which started on January 1, 2021, giving cancer patients access to more rapid treatment Results during the 2-year period from January 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022, there were 221,141 patients receiving cancer services, or 1,907,724 times, by the fiscal year 2021 (1 Jan. ’21 – 30 Jul. 2021) there were 144,420 patients receiving services 737,675 times and in the fiscal year 2022 (1 Oct. 21 – 30 Sep. 22) there were 191,194 patients receiving services or 1,170,049 times.

There are 186 service units that have the potential to take care of each other, divided into their own regular service units 290,104 times or 15.2 percent, different service units within the province 947,721 times or 49.7 percent, inter-provincial service units within the area 354,692 times or 100 18.6 per cent and service units across the area 315,207 times or 16.5 per cent

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