Fri, December 03, 2021

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PM to share lessons from Thailand's success in containing Covid-19 with Paris forum


Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Friday that he would share the lessons Thailand had learned from its success in containing Covid-19 at the third Paris Peace Forum, which will be held on November 12 via online video conferencing.



In his statement, Prayut said, “The third edition of Paris Peace Forum is an important opportunity where I join other leaders, international organisations and civil society, in a brainstorming session to draw lessons learned and bring about resilient and sustainable solutions in the post-Covid world.
“Like every other country, Thailand has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, we successfully controlled the situation with the number of infected persons in only four digits and the number of the deceased less than 60. I would thus like to speak on:
“1. People centrality is the major pillar to handle this challenge as well as to create a new normal consistent with Sustainable Development Goals to be achieved by 2030, leaving no one behind.
“2. Effective medical system, strong public health sector, and competent healthcare professionals are the important contributing factors to Thailand’s success, in particular the support given by over one million health volunteers stationed in villages throughout the country to ensure the accessibility to public health of all people.”
The forum “Reflection on the principles and the priorities of the post-Covid world” will be held on November 12 from 2pm-3.30pm (8pm-9.30pm Thailand time). Interested persons can register to participate in the forum at https://parispeaceforum.org/become-a/

Published : November 07, 2020

By : THE NATION