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BANGKOK 26 April 2019 00:43
colinneil

Government hospitals, having to wait

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Back home patients can be waiting up to 72 hrs. on trolleys in corridors before getting seen to...Western Europe...where all the eyes are smiling (except in the hospitals).

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5 hours ago, Puchaiyank said:

I have long suspected the private hospitals vs government hospitals are like going to spa vs a massage parlor...

Same same, apart from you have to pay through the nose at the spa.

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POTY maybe it’s a mental check up you need. Had to wait 2 hours and find cash the staggering amount of 350 Baht. Sit on your poty, problem solved.

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  I have recently been an in-patient at a private and government hospital.

About 2 years ago, extremely unwell, my Thai friends took me to Bangkok Christian Hospital. No waiting, onto a stretcher, tests and immediate admission with a lung infection. 6 days in hospital, total bill - 158,000 baht

3 weeks ago I had surgery to remove an aggressive skin tumour on my hand at Chulalonkorn Hospital. 3 hour operation to cut, clean and skin graft. 4 days in 2 person room, all up 25,000 baht.

Yes, there were some negatives at Chula, namely waiting for appointments and Thai language deficiency, but I know where I will be going in the future.

 

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Thats why having good insurance counts for a hell of a lot.

I want to choose who touches my body when I'm ill.

If I got the Big C or needed a hip replacement, or heavy heart surgery, or even my colonoscopy every few years I want to be in control of who my attending doctors are, surgeon and oncologist is.

Going public is cheap, you're absolutely right ... but you have zero control as to who prods or cuts into you. 

BNH and other privates are cheap ... if you have great private coverage ! .... (my) insurance covers the lot (not a red cent passed over other than my yearly premium) and I get treated like a king ... and no waiting to date 🙂

Damn they even great me at the door and escort me personally to m y doctors rooms.

Coming from OZ ... Thai premiums insurance hospital treatment is like ... a, a beautiful dream.   

 

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Good to hear these stories gives one hope but it would help if you provided the area you got treated and the hospital because in general not all private or public are the same right?😴

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