The SSO reiterates that the Village Health Volunteers are still with the Ministry of Public Health despite the transfer of the Sub-District Health Promotion Hospital. The Sub-District Health Development Hospital has been designated as the certifying body for the work of Village Health Volunteers across the country. Sub-District Health Promotion Hospital.
On October 28, Director General of Health Service Support Department (SSO) Dr. Sura Wysetsak discussed the transfer of sub-district health development hospitals to provincial administrative bodies, which would affect village health volunteers. People asked whether the transfer should be followed or not, whether the village health workers are still working under the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) as before, and whether the sub-district health promotion hospital in the area has been transferred to the provincial administration. Or not. Because the work of Village Health Volunteers is still in line with the Ministry of Public Health’s policy on primary health care. Although you have to work, sub-district health promotion hospitals in relocated areas can function without any problems because the target must be mainly people-oriented. For example, SA has a policy of promoting health and preventing disease. In the past it was assigned to village health volunteers who have always done things like check-up on the elderly.
Dr Sura informed that the work of Village Health Volunteers is carried out as per the policy of Ministry of Public Health and Village Health Volunteers work under the supervision of District Public Health Office (Public Health Office). The hospital will be certified, performing the work of village health volunteers, but the sub-district health development hospital has many tasks. Health development care is responsible for various patients. Also, to reduce the work of providing sick pay to the village health volunteers, as a unit to certify the work of the village health volunteers, the department for health volunteers. Changed and announced. This notification has already been implemented.However, it is the SSO’s responsibility to certify and train Village Health Volunteers, which will be effective across the country. Sub-District Health Development Hospital even after transfer of Village Health Volunteers who work with not only transfer and does not affect work
After the resolution was passed, he asked about progress on raising the sick pay for village health volunteers from 1,000 baht to 2,000 baht. The cabinet plans to increase sick pay for village health volunteers by 2,000 baht per person per month. We are currently working on the budget law to get a budget of 500 baht per month during the covid period, when the covid ends, the provision of that budget will end. But it is in the process of increasing the sick pay budget to 2,000 baht as per a recent cabinet resolution.
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