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Stevey

Cost of Thai Clinics for Thai Babies

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On 9/29/2018 at 5:59 PM, Stevey said:

 

Is does appear she is most definitely lying. 

 

Thanks for the information. I shall at least enjoy her squirm under questioning 🙂

Oh you want to see her squirm under questioning? Fycks sake mate you been her sponsor for how long you goose? Give her the money freely or don't give it at all. You either like the girl and want to help her out or you don't.  Long term "girlfriend" and your worried bout a couple hundred bucks? If she is going to a clinic it's definitely not free or 30 baht for that matter and yoy have been giving her money all that time and now want to put her under the knife for the costs of having a child 6 months ago....geez mate your all heart.

 

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On 9/28/2018 at 11:24 PM, Stevey said:

Hhmmm. It’ll be the cheapest local government hospital probably Phon Pi Sai. She led me to believe there was quite a cost to a birth and that she would have to borrow from family   Quote from Email 8mths ago “ Steve sorry (last) month I ask you can you  help me with some money about 5000 bhat because I worry my money not enough pay for hospital I still have money now only 8000 bhat”. 

 

Unless it was a private place but I doubt it and saw a pic of the little future Vat payer in blue and Pink sheets , very public hospital. 

 

I couldn’t believe it at the time either but hey ho. 🙂 never leave an event like a birth pass without maximising the opportunity to create some cash. 

 

I just checked with my Thai son and his wife, they said It's possible that the birth, if at a standard Thai government hospital wouldn't be free or 30B. Lots of different possibilities and nowadays there are several levels of government hospitals, some levee some additional fees generally fairly low amounts, so I'm told.

 

 

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On 10/2/2018 at 2:18 PM, starky said:

Oh you want to see her squirm under questioning? Fycks sake mate you been her sponsor for how long you goose? Give her the money freely or don't give it at all. You either like the girl and want to help her out or you don't.  Long term "girlfriend" and your worried bout a couple hundred bucks? If she is going to a clinic it's definitely not free or 30 baht for that matter and yoy have been giving her money all that time and now want to put her under the knife for the costs of having a child 6 months ago....geez mate your all heart.

 

Oh !! A keyboard warrior 😆

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On 9/29/2018 at 1:58 AM, jackdd said:

I asked my GF who works in a government hospital about this and according to her the 30 THB scheme covers everything essential, so giving birth is free.

 

On 10/2/2018 at 2:32 PM, scorecard said:

 

I just checked with my Thai son and his wife, they said It's possible that the birth, if at a standard Thai government hospital wouldn't be free or 30B. Lots of different possibilities and nowadays there are several levels of government hospitals, some levee some additional fees generally fairly low amounts, so I'm told.

 

 

So when she says that her 8000 THB are not enough this is probably not true 😉

She could have walked an the hospital and have the baby for 30 THB

Score card. JackDD seems to think it's all pretty minimal cost for a birth? Where do people get the money for births and fixing dying baby's when they work in a shop ? 

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39 minutes ago, Stevey said:

Score card. JackDD seems to think it's all pretty minimal cost for a birth? Where do people get the money for births and fixing dying baby's when they work in a shop ? 

I asked my son and his Thai wife to give me some more details on the cost, their response was, as I expected, 'there is no really standard price/cost', they continued they are aware of folks paying 1.000Baht all up, even 800Baht all up and every other price you can mention.

 

I fully accept that there are many many poor / struggling folks who unfortunately would even struggle to pay a 1,000Baht fee, and I mentioned this to my son, he agreed and his response was: in some cases maybe the family pool some money, maybe borrow from a loan shark... The loan shark route is unfortunate but doesn't surprise me, and with all respect I'm going to guess probably wouldn't surprise you also.

 

And I am aware that my son and his wife have quietly sponsored all the costs of 4 babies, all grandchildren of our wonderful long-term mere baan. 

 

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On 9/28/2018 at 5:22 PM, Stevey said:

also the whole birth had a cost. I have always doubted this but can’t really tell if it’s the truth.

Birth is free if it's the local government hospital (and she has her house book in that area).

But many Thai ladies appear too daft to register for the free birth.

Clinic is private, usually 100-200bht/visit.

 

My neighbours just paid 30,000bht, because the girl was too lazy to register at the local hospital.

My kid was free at the same hospital a few years back, because I got mom to do the paperwork.

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3 hours ago, Stevey said:

Oh !! A keyboard warrior 😆

How do you figure that Einstein? I never threatened him, pretended to be hard or called him out. I just said you been sponsoring her for that long and now you want to reconsider an investment. Nothing hard about calling a goose a goose champ. Cheers 

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On 10/2/2018 at 8:32 PM, scorecard said:

I just checked with my Thai son and his wife, they said It's possible that the birth, if at a standard Thai government hospital wouldn't be free or 30B. Lots of different possibilities and nowadays there are several levels of government hospitals, some levee some additional fees generally fairly low amounts, so I'm told.

You are being told bull****.

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On 9/30/2018 at 9:24 PM, Stevey said:

🙂🙂🙂. Er.... My Thai friend is the champ ...

Sorry mate. I got my posts mixed up. 

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I'm really interested in this thread. Visits to the clinic 100/200 baht per time?

 

For what?

 

Surely everyone has that birthing book which shows all the injections required?

 

Vaccinations?

 

 

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My wife was advised by her regular doctor to secure a good midwife/doctor team and book a bed in advance in the maternity ward. Cost the princely sum of around 3000 baht, there were also some admin costs on leaving the hospital a further 2000 baht, I was there so know this was the case. In the event my son was born, no hardship to my wife, or son looked after well for 4 days on the maternity ward, I was allowed to sleep on a mat alongside/under the bed. A great experience.

If you listen to some people, everything in Thailand is so cheap if your wife girlfriend asks for money she is somehow trying to take you for a mug.

Not the case. It is usually possible to pay a minor fee to ensure availability of a bed as long as is required, for example. Then there are the private rooms with TV that are more expensive yes in the 30 baht hospitals.

So I guess it depends if you resent the people you care about improving the care they receive for a minimal cost, or you wish them to receive the absolute minimal cheapest option available. It is a bit like having the option of a local guy use pliers to pull a tooth for 20 baht or go to a proper dentist!!

We use a local clinic to save going into town when the kids or family have fever, colds, coughs etc, minor ailments, usually get a couple of sets of tablets 100 - 300 baht but yes we pay. Doctor/clinic in Town used to be about 300 baht as I recall, depending on treatment required. If you have ever waited for an appointment at the hospital it is easy to know why people are prepared to pay a bit more for local doctor/clinic, with a baby in tow, local clinic is the obvious choice.

 

 

 

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