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Hua Hin: Cancer sufferer still fighting for justice - so that others won't be conned


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19 hours ago, 4MyEgo said:

It's not just in the hospitals, it's everywhere, you need to have your wits about you because they will charge extra where they can.

 

The ones that do get away for it, fail to get return business from me.

Sure do need your wits about you everywhere you go and every thing you do. Its a different world and its 3rd world. Its embedded in their culture and yet most believe in Karma. Crazy !!!

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10 hours ago, dallen52 said:

I was required to put 50,000 baht cash down at Pattaya city hospital before I was admitted for an overnight stay. 

My partner had to go home and then exchange at TT in Buchao before I was given a bed in a ward.

Couldn't fault the treatment, as it was potentially touch and go.

The blood tests were numerous and plenty. Pancreatitus so they said.

The CT scans at 14,000 each seemed over the top for a public hospital. 

Bed room rate was 4400 a night privateroom and a place for my lady who stayed with me the three days. 

All up, 36,000 baht.

Oh, no insurance claim facility, so I had to claim it myself. 

 

Still Much cheaper than Pattaya private. 

 

We need a list of what's reasonable as a price to pay..

Would be good to see.

 

Not that there's anything you can do about the overcharging. 

CT scans and MRI's are expensive even in government hospitals. Some of the new high-resolution MRI scanners cost as much as 2.5 to 3 million USD.

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2 hours ago, elektrified said:

CT scans and MRI's are expensive even in government hospitals. Some of the new high-resolution MRI scanners cost as much as 2.5 to 3 million USD.

Indeed-  the medical supplier charges prices way over the top and expects high profit.

 

Then , the Thai Government exacts excise tax to import the equipment and also taxing foreign life saving medicines.

 

Then you have hospitals and doctors charging foreigners over the top prices- simply because they are foreigners.

 

So many people making a profit off the suffering of others.  I will continue to say it- Healthcare is a human right. No one should be making any profit from it.  Until Governments stop the nonsense of taxing things like Healthcare; allowing private hospitals and doctors to make profit from suffering; letting insurance companies make  deals wit hospitals and charging patients  huge premiums- nothing will change.

 

Kudos to the Dutchman for standing up and saying I have a catastrphic diseas and you are not going to profit from it.  I don't care if he raises goats or whatever he does.  The cycle of for profit medical care must be stopped.

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 Pattaya - Bangkok hospital wanted Baht 145000 for a cancerous skin repair. I had the op in a Khon Kaen hospital for Baht 38000 with free check ups for nearly 2 years . Pays to shop around.

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I went to Hua  Hin hospital a  week  ago, cut  leg with angle grinder had to have it stitched up, was  seen  immediately, stitched up and out in 30  minutes inc anti biotics and the normal paracetomol/ibuprofen.

Went yesterday to have the stitches out 2  minute  job, total cost 1100 baht, I gave the hospital another 2000 baht for "their fund" in appreciation of their great service, no queues no waiting staff were excellent. This is the govt hospital

Leg stitches.jpg

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3 minutes ago, Chazar said:

Went yesterday to have the stitches out 2  minute  job, total cost 1100 baht,

That's actually more than double the normal charge.

NakornPing government hospital charges 250bht for 8 stitches, then another 100 to take them out.

Thais including cleaning, pain jabs, and antibiotics to take home.

 

May I also point out, that's a pretty crappy job they've done on your leg.

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20 hours ago, JimHuaHin said:

I have been going to Hua Hin Hospital for 6 years, and I have no complaints.

 

I generally use the 'express' service, and I pay extra for the service, as do ALL the Thai patients.

 

At times I have used the after hours OPD specialist service, and pay extra for the service, as do ALL Thai patients, including my Thai partner who is a nurse in another governent hospital.

 

After Christmas last year I was admitted as a patient in a private room due to a severe UTI infection requiring IV antiobiotics for 4 days - I paid the same fees as a Thai patient would have.

 

Most of the medical staff at Hua Hin Hospital are excellent - many doctors have thier own private after hours clinics, and several also work part-time in one of the two Hua Hin private hospitals.

 

Hua Hin Hospital provides a great service to the community; the Hospital is also several million Baht in debt, as are many many other Thai government hospitals.

 

Personally, I do not mind paying a few hundred Baht extra per visit to Hua Hin Hospital, as it helps the Hospital continue is great work in our community.

 

On the other hand, I do not accept being ripped off by the local motor cycle taxi, taxi and tuk tuk marfia.

Good  to hear about HH  hospital, i left them a donation on my way out as their service was  excellent.

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On 7/20/2019 at 10:28 AM, mercman24 said:

i got charged a 100 baht, for the nurse going down

sounds  pretty  good  to  me  and in  nurse  uniform  as  well😂

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20 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

That's actually more than double the normal charge.

NakornPing government hospital charges 250bht for 8 stitches, then another 100 to take them out.

Thais including cleaning, pain jabs, and antibiotics to take home.

 

May I also point out, that's a pretty crappy job they've done on your leg.

Im pretty sure im not close to Nakorn ping (Chiang Mai?), not bothered about the crappy  job as long as it was sewn up.

What does a  good  suturing  job  look  like? I  only ever had an ear stitched back on before when i was 10 in the UK?

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On 7/20/2019 at 10:46 AM, aguy30 said:

Pattaya City Hospital has 2 prices. One for Thai and and a much higher one for foreigners.

I think the reason for two prices is that it is a government hospital, therefore Thai's get government treatment and farangs pay more. I had a knee replacement there last year, and it was much cheaper than I was quoted at other Pattaya hospitals. 

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1 hour ago, BritManToo said:

That's actually more than double the normal charge.

NakornPing government hospital charges 250bht for 8 stitches, then another 100 to take them out.

Thais including cleaning, pain jabs, and antibiotics to take home.

 

May I also point out, that's a pretty crappy job they've done on your leg.

If you can reach them why not take them out yourself?

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1 hour ago, Gandtee said:

If you can reach them why not take them out yourself?

Had already paid when they were  put  in so no extra  to pay on the day of removal, still waiting to hear  why its a crappy  job?

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