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Medical tourism: Thailand's Covid response seen as key to reestablishing medical hub

 

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Thailand's DPM and health minister Anutin Charnvirakul and tourism minister Pipat Ratchakitprakarn joined with other health authorities ahead of a 5 day conference to be held at Icon Siam next month that will focus on the country as a hub of medical tourism.

 

Anutin said that Thailand was seen as convenient, safe and clean and offered exceptional service to tourists wanting to avail themselves of the country's medical facilities. 

 

In the wake of the pandemic the authorities are pressing ahead to reestablish the kingdom as a leader in the field. 

 

They hope that Thailand - recognised for its Covid-19 response - will be in a strong position to do just that. 

 

In 2019 before the pandemic struck, there were well over ten million visits associated with medical tourism.

 

They brought in 450 billion baht that represented 15.6% of that year's total tourism revenue. 

 

"Thailand Travel for good health 2020" will be held from 9th to 13th December at Icon Siam, Bangkok. 

 

Source: RYT 9

 

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'Thailand's Covid response'    Despite not one of the ten people in the photograph wearing a mask.  

Personally think they should give up on health care and invest more in old age retirement care homes. According to Yahoo, average care homes in the uk are £27-35,000 a year - pretty sure that would go

Does Pipat and Anutins appearance reassure anyone enough to do a medical procedure?           

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22 minutes ago, RichardColeman said:

Personally think they should give up on health care and invest more in old age retirement care homes. According to Yahoo, average care homes in the uk are £27-35,000 a year - pretty sure that would go much further in Thailand.

There are some being built Hua Hin for example I think one in Patt’s 

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2 hours ago, Mango Bob said:

They want to have medical tourism when they can not get a vaccine for it's own people for more than half a year from now and a vaccine that is not as good as moss vaccines.  Those in charge should be ashamed of themselves..  Bet the government leaders will be the first to get the vaccine.

How do you suggest that they get whats not yet available and how do you arrive at six months? Who says its not as good and how do you know that the Government are first?

 

Apart from that, I agree with you. Oh hang on, ........

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1 hour ago, RichardColeman said:

Personally think they should give up on health care and invest more in old age retirement care homes. According to Yahoo, average care homes in the uk are £27-35,000 a year - pretty sure that would go much further in Thailand.

Your last two lines. 😆

That would depend on what the main owners/shareholders need to drive.

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2 hours ago, Mango Bob said:

They want to have medical tourism when they can not get a vaccine for it's own people for more than half a year from now and a vaccine that is not as good as moss vaccines.  Those in charge should be ashamed of themselves..  Bet the government leaders will be the first to get the vaccine.

How do you know any of the vaccines are any good? Because they tell you so????

They've hardly been tried and tested!!!!😳

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Unless your medical needs were so Urgent that they could not possibly wait, why choose Thailand for your Hip Replacement Etc.

India has equally as good ( maybe better ) Hospitals, and is much lower in price compared to Thailand.

Unfortunately, India is in the grip of a major Covid Outbreak and Thailand is not, but as I said if not urgent just wait out a while.

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