The Thai Ministry of Public Health has hosted a seminar on health services for medical staff working in provinces bordering on Cambodia, as the ASEAN Economic Community is expected to attract Cambodians seeking medical services in Thailand.

According to Minister Pradit Sinthawanarong, 370 medical staff from Surin, Buriram, Sisaket and Ubon Ratchathani provinces and 400 medical representatives from Cambodia participated in the meeting where they heard the Thai public health policy, and were informed of the need to gear up for the AEC.

Thai hospitals situated near the Thai-Cambodian border must adhere to safety, medical technology and service standards. They should also educate the public on how to stay healthy and protect themselves against diseases.

There are currently 152 hospitals in Thailand that have met the requirements.-VNA/NNT