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Uninsured foreigners burdens Thai public hospitals
« on: March 08, 2016, 05:02:07 PM »
Uninsured foreigners burdens Thai public hospitals

Three public hospitals reports of million baht expenses from unpaid hospital bills by foreigners.

ScandAsia have gotten insight in Vachira Hospital in Phuket’s outstanding balance on unpaid bills by foreigners and it counts almost 20 million baht negative in recent 8 years. Scandinavians forms 20 percent of this loss. Banglamoong Hospital in Pattaya and Patong Hospital in Phuket claims they have the same problem.

“Our priority is always to help, we support the basic health”, Methanee Mareni tells. She’s a nurse and head of the international department at Vachira Hospital in Phuket. Her phone is ringing constantly. When ScandAsia meets her, she’s on the phone with relatives to a Swedish patient.

Vachira Hospital treat thousands of foreigners each year but it has become a costly affair. The Hospital is obligated to accommodate and treat foreigners, who can’t afford private hospitals. Often there’s a good reason why private hospitals are irrelevant for this groups – the insurance is not adequate or they don’t have an insurance at all.

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