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Thailand’s poor regions may be left behind in race for COVID-19 vaccines


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Thailand’s poor regions may be left behind in race for COVID-19 vaccines

By Thai PBS World’s General Desk

 

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People are seen in a slum along railroad tracks in downtown Bangkok on June 15, 2020. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

 

Many municipalities’ eagerness to procure COVID-19 vaccines for their residents has roused suspicion of political motives and concerns about inequality between residents of richer and poorer areas.

 

Local authorities have also been reminded of the need to ensure the quality and safety of inoculations.

 

At least 20 municipalities in the country’s four regions have allocated funds to purchase COVID-19 vaccines. For instance, the Nonthaburi City Municipality has set aside Bt260 million to acquire vaccines for its 260,000 residents.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/thailands-poor-regions-may-be-left-behind-in-race-for-covid-19-vaccines/

 

 

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6 hours ago, webfact said:

Thailand’s poor regions may be left behind in race for COVID-19 vaccines

Only if the government allows it to happen, with richer provinces buying their own supplies it should be easy for the government to purchase supplies for those that are poor.

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Why are the municipalities the ones paying for the vaccines.

Shouldn't it be the government that bought, paid and distributed those vaccines?

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So Nonthaburi is setting aside one thousand baht to vaccinate every resident ..... Astra-zeneca vacine 100-150 baht per dose x 2. (say 300 baht), 200 baht for distribution and vaccination cost, 500 baht for ....... the Mercedes!

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