Thailand pays volunteers an additional 500 baht per month for their contributions against COVID-19

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Traisuleesaid Village Health Volunteers and Public Health Volunteers will each receive an additional 500 baht per month for their services between October 2021 and March 2022.

A central budget of 3.15 billion baht has been approved to reward village health and public health volunteers to boost their morale in the fight against COVID-19.

According to Deputy Government Spokesperson, Traisulee Traisoranakul, Village Health Volunteers and Public Health Volunteers will each receive an additional 500 baht per month for their services between October 2021 and March 2022. The volunteers receive 1,000 baht each month for their services to the general public. She said the government hopes this will boost their morale as they carry out additional tasks to contain the pandemic.

Volunteers have taken on additional responsibilities to combat the spread of the virus. They have helped officials disseminate information to local communities about the pandemic, such as updates on the COVID-19 situation and vaccines. Volunteers also conducted surveys to accommodate people’s vaccinations and to support COVID-19 patients at home or in community isolation centers. There are currently 1,039,729 village health volunteers and 10,577 public health volunteers in Thailand.


Since February 2020, the Ministry of Public Health has made volunteers responsible for monitoring, preventing and containing the virus in communities. As a result, more than 14 million households were informed about the pandemic and 7.42 million people received updates and learned how to protect themselves from the virus. Volunteers encouraged more than 14 million people over the age of 60 to receive their first vaccine, and more than 9.6 million received their second dose of vaccine. (NNT)

Volunteers have taken on additional responsibilities to combat the spread of the virus and have helped officials disseminate information to local communities about the pandemic, such as updates on the COVID-19 situation and vaccines.


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