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In the event of hospitalisation, I'm wondering the differences between being Thai and being a foreigner. Cost, level of care...

 

Do you think a hospital would prioritise a Thai patient over a foreigner, where medically the foreigner would have a better chance of survival, for example, younger. Or does it all come down to who can pay? 

 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, bartolo57 said:

Looks like it is betetr to stay safe and virus free. 

Thats the plan B.A.

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It would probably always be government hospitals. From what I've read, private hospitals are very unkeen on taking covid patients and they'd be transferred to government hospitals.

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Just now, colinneil said:

I didnt bribe a doctor, or anybody else, yet a received first class treatment/ care in a government hospital.

Communication with doctors/ nurses, not a problem.

Good to hear. Do you mind me asking, for the China Virus?

 

If things got to Italy levels though...

 

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12 minutes ago, DrTuner said:

It would probably always be government hospitals. From what I've read, private hospitals are very unkeen on taking covid patients and they'd be transferred to government hospitals.

First I've heard of this. Do you have any links? 

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38 minutes ago, DrTuner said:

I'll dig. It was in the TVF threads about Bamrasnaradura, where it was mentioned people with confirmed infections would be sent to government hospitals. Was about 2-3 weeks back so might take some time.

 

EDIT: ok google produced a better hit, but it's in Bangkok Post that I'm not allowed to link to. Search Google for 'Hundreds of hospital beds readied'. You will find that there's supposed to be a "gentleman's agreement" with MoPH and private hospitals on them taking on covid patients. That's in response to complaints about being turned away. I don't think I've ever met a gentleman in Thailand.

Found it. "gentleman's agreement" what's that supposed to mean?

 

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I've had to research a number of private and public hospitals for a condition I have, and I found they differ greatly. And doctors and individual departments/specialties differ. I know everyone generalizes that private are better, but it is not that simple and you have to do the legwork and even trial and error.

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