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13 minutes ago, pegman said:

This sounds like complete nonsense. Me nor anyone in my family  have experienced treatment like this in Canada. Are you from Alberta?  There are consequences to electing conservative governments.  I dislocated her finger while living in Pattaya.  The treatment was top notch but it cost me $1000 Canadian (฿30k) while back home in Canada it would've been completely free.  then 

which part ? what i wrote about my dad and myself is true. i lived in ontario. but close. seems you may of been jacked a little on the cost of fixing your finger. 

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The hospitals that bear names from royal family seem top notch. Reason is probably obvious.

 

Government hospitals in the sticks - I think I'd rather self medicate.

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6 hours ago, bodga said:

So  just  like  the  govt investigating themselves.

What a joke,  I come here twice a day just to laugh my guts out! 

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Would be interesting to see which hospitals and in what cities this "study" included. Doubt they included all the rural locations.

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Might be true if you can afford the private top hospitals, otherwise...  I cannot confirm

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1 hour ago, DrTuner said:

The hospitals that bear names from royal family seem top notch. Reason is probably obvious.

 

Government hospitals in the sticks - I think I'd rather self medicate.

Why make such a crazy comment, you need to go back look at my posts on this thread.

So according to you i should have just died, rather than be taken to a government hospital.🤨

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Thai healthcare in the provinces leaves a lot to be desired

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There is a certain amount of confusion in this thread.Nobody is suggesting that Thailand has a health system almost uniformly excellent in the manner of Switzerland, Germany or Japan.There are certainly some world class facilities in Bangkok, both private and government - as is well known.Regional facilities perhaps lack the "excellence" label but are often very good.However the most important issue, which has not been mentioned so far, is that for sixty years governments of different types have given priority to the health of the nation and rural health care has been at the heart of this.Thaksin gets credit rightly for revving this up, but actually the philosophy was in place decades before.

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3 hours ago, colinneil said:

Why make such a crazy comment, you need to go back look at my posts on this thread.

So according to you i should have just died, rather than be taken to a government hospital.🤨

Khon Kaen is a major city, not a backwater hamlet in the sticks.

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All I will say is as good as the Thai hospitals may be, I do not want to die in one.

 

I hope my eventual fate is something better.

 

Die of a  heart attack on the patio with an unfinished Chang in front of me.

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7 hours ago, DrTuner said:

Government hospitals in the sticks -

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6 hours ago, BritManToo said:

My family have used government hospitals Suan Dok, Nakorn Ping, and San Sai hospitals in Chiang Mai.

Suan Dok for things needing operations (example liver flukes).

Nakorn Ping for serious conditions not involving surgery (example child birth).

San Sai for really obvious routine health care (example wound dressing).

 

All the hospitals have done first rate jobs (if not pressed beyond their ability), free for my family, and at very reasonable prices for a foreigner. Certainly as good as any hospital I've known in the UK).

 

As Thaiwrath says, back in the UK, if you're not bleeding or screaming, at least 2 weeks, but more like a month to see anyone, in Thailand I get treated the same day I visit the hospital, and it's 50bht (no parking fees).

My Thai family and myself have been exposed to Thai rural healthcare, from our experience cannot fault it

 

My siblings, parents and myself in the UK have been have been exposed to NHS healthcare, from our experience cannot fault it

 

Just lucky I guess 🤨

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Don't know about the health care system but there are certainly some private hospitals that are equal to the best you will find in any other country. 

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