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Offline thaiga

41% of Thais don’t know how to wash hands
« on: October 16, 2013, 01:03:34 PM »
Public Health Min: 41% of Thais don’t know how to wash hands in proper ways

BANGKOK, 16 October 2013 (NNT) – The Public Health Ministry said 41 percent of Thais were washing their hands the wrong way, while a survey found that only 61 percent of people in Bangkok washed their hands before eating.

The Public Health Ministry has come out to urge Thais to always wash their hands with soap in a bid to prevent bacterial infections. According to statistics collected by UNICEF, up to 3.5 million children aged 5 years or less worldwide each year die of diarrhea, while pneumonia kills more than 2 million kids a year.

Health Minister Pradit Sintavanarong has therefore urged Thais to cleanse their hands the right way by using soap as it prevents them, in 50 percent of the time, from catching a diarrhea and 25 percent from pneumonia.

The minister also revealed a survey conducted on Bangkokians 4 years ago. The survey suggested that 61 percent of them washed their hands before eating, and only 8 percent did with soap after toilet using. However, contamination rate was not very high as only 12 percent of the samples were found with bacteria.

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Re: 41% of Thais don’t know how to wash hands
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2013, 06:59:40 PM »
I know some expats. who are just as dirty.
 

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Re: 41% of Thais don’t know how to wash hands
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2013, 06:04:03 AM »
What percentage of Thais did their boogers right in the plain view of the public even after they wash their hands?
 

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Re: 41% of Thais don’t know how to wash hands
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2013, 10:35:20 AM »
They sure do like a rake around - not shy either - but when it comes to picking teeth - they cover there mouth  :uhm       
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