Post-shot clots to be covered
9 Jun 2021 at 13:59
Covid-19 vaccine recipients wait to have their conditions monitored after inoculation in Klong Toey district, Bangkok, on Tuesday. (Photo: Somchai Poomlard)
The National Health Security Office (NHSO) board has approved a proposal to include in its health coverage laboratory tests to diagnose and treat blood clots related to Covid-19 vaccination.
NHSO Secretary-General Jadej Thammatacharee said on Tuesday while the chance of jab recipients suffering from "vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia", or VITT, is very low, the NHSO board had decided to expand
to build up public confidence in the vaccines.
According to Dr Jadej, VITT syndrome occurs in between 1:125,000 and 1:1,000,000 recipients. Recipients experiencing severe or unusual
four to 30 days after vaccination are advised to seek medical attention.
Symptoms include severe headaches, weakness in the limbs,
speech, breathing difficulty,
pain, leg pain, chest pain and swelling of the legs. He said medical expenses for diagnosis and treatment will be covered by the NHSO.
Meanwhile, health authorities in Rayong said they are looking into the case of a policeman who suffered stroke-like
a few hours after receiving a Sinovac shot on June 2.
Chakkarin Pramongkhet, an official from NHSO's Zone 6, said the case involving Pol Snr Sgt Maj Sitthichai Khlaipan was the province's fifth
found to be linked to vaccination.
will be paid as soon as the office receives a medical report from Rayong Hospital where Pol Snr Sgt Maj Sitthichai was treated.
He also added that
had been paid to recipients in the other four cases.
The officer from Chamao police station reportedly developed
a few hours after receiving the shot.
, chest pain and weakness on the left side of his body.
: involving the part of your body between your chest and legs which contains your stomach and other organs - ช่องท้อง (ช่องพระนาภี)
: when blood turns from liquid to solid form in blood vessels which can block blood vessels leading to problems such as heart attacks or strokes - ลิ่มเลือด
: money that someone receives because something bad has happened to them - เงินชดเชย
: protection that an insurance company or government provides by promising to pay you money if a particular event happens - ความคุ้มครอง
: to find out what physical or mental problem someone has by examining them - วินิจฉัย,ตรวจโรค
: at first - ในเบื้องต้น
: a plan or suggestion for a group to consider - ข้อเสนอ
: to pronounce words in a way that is not clear so that they run into each other, usually because you are drunk or tired - พูดไม่ค่อยชัด, ออกเสียงไม่ชัด, พูดอ้อแอ้
: a medical condition is which the blood flow is suddenly stopped and cannot reach the brain - อาการเส้นโลหิตในสมองแตกอย่างเฉียบพลัน
: signs that someone has an illness - อาการ
: food from the stomach brought back out through the mouth - สิ่งที่อาเจียนออกมา
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