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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.8.NQ44833

A Comparison of Managing COVID-19 Health Services in and outside Bangkok: Effectiveness, Strategies and Problems

Vikas Kumar, Kittipol Wisaeng, Amporn Sa-ngiamwibool

Abstract

According to the GHS Index 2021, Thailand was ranked 5th out of 195 countries for health security and 1st in virus detection and rapid reporting. However, there are differences between Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, and places outside it. This study compared how the country managed COVID-19 in and outside Bangkok. This study was based on a mixed-method design. The results revealed that village health volunteers (VHVs) outside Bangkok score higher than health volunteers (HVs) in Bangkok in effectiveness of COVID-19 control; and strategies, measures, and practices to control the outbreak, while HVs score higher in problems with operational COVID-19 health service management in the community. This study suggests more experiments to clarify these contradictory results. Management in Bangkok should further focus on the effectiveness of COVID-19 control and strategies, measures, and practices to control the outbreak; management outside Bangkok should further focus on problems with operational COVID-19 health service management in the community. The lessons from Thailand provide a trajectory for other developing countries for the subsequent outbreaks.

Keywords

COVID-19-19, health service management, different locations, insights, implications

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