Dr Ronnachai Kongsakon, of the Thai Health Promotion Foundation, said there are 30,000 homeless people across the country. "In Bangkok, there are 1,300 homeless people - 30% of whom suffer from severe psychiatric disorders and pose risks to society," he said. "About 50% of them have no way of accessing any public health services as they have no identification cards, and are unaware of their rights."
This latest report, Thai Health 2012, focuses on food security so as to refect the ongoing insecurity in the global food market which continues to experience many crises arising from toxic residue to price hikes and increasing food shortages. These food related problems are intensifying and deepening such that the general public is increasingly worried and concerned about the safety and quality of their lives.