Site 7 Poison Center: A Vital Role in Coordinating Poisoning Surveillance, Prevention, and Management

LOCATION : Ramathibodi Poison Center, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University.

Ramathibodi Poison Center provides accurately up-to-date information and counsel from professionals or hospitals for diagnosis 24 hours by hotline -1367.  Ramathibodi Poison Center is a center for antidotes for the treatment of poisonings and can provide fast treatment for people who are poisoned or who get poisoned from medicine. It also has a laboratory to check the poison level. Besides, we control the chemical and provide the information of occupational health which is useful for our doctors and other  personnel. Ramathibodi Poison Centre is a center of building capacity for the prevention and control of poisoning in Thailand. 

In January 2018, Ramathibodi Poison Centre was able to save 2 Nigerians from Botulism by providing Botulinum Antitoxin from Thailand to the Federal Republic of Nigeria in a short period of time after receiving a request from Nigeria WHO Country Office, with coordination among Ramathibodi Poison Center, the National Health Security Office (NHSO), the Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) and WHO Thailand Office. Since October 2018, Ramathibodi Poison Center has been a WHO Collaborating Centre for the Prevention and Control of Poisoning.

This site visit will show the strong collection and collation of information of the poisons, how the center assists Thailand and WHO in monitoring trends in the prevalence of poisoning and chemical safety, and how the center coordinates activities carried out by several institutions.