Category: Health news Thailand

The Passage of Time – Optimizing your Expat life in Bangkok






In Celebration of International Women’s Day, Bumrungrad Hospital and Wanderlust Magazine are excited to bring you a full day of entertaining and informative activities centered around the topic of Optimizing Your Expat Life in Bangkok. Enjoy a healthy and delicious boxed lunch and get to know women in various fields as we explore ways to…

Danish ambassador meets Thai minister for public health






Exploring possiblities for bilateral cooperation in the field of healthcare On the 25th of January 2017, Denmark’s Thailand Ambassador Uffe Wolffhechel met with Minister for Public Health, H.E. Clin. Prof. Emeritus Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn. The meeting focused on issues relating to diabetes and elderly care as the two countries have a common interest in these areas.…

Living in Bangkok 2016

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Take a Bite Out of the Big Mango! Bangkok welcomes hundreds of visitors and new residents every day, all undoubtedly hoping to get the most out of living in this unique and exciting city. When trying to make living in Bangkok an enjoyable endeavor, it’s important to keep in mind that Bangkok is an international…

“It’s pay or die” – More Thai-Swedes joins battle for health care






More Swedes unite in Thailand battling for national health insurance rights. Swedish expat organizations in Hua Hin and Phuket earlier this year send a letter to Swedish Minister for Health Care, Gabriel Wikström, pledging their discontent about the national health insurance not covering health services in Thailand. Now the newly founded association “Svenskar in Udon”…

Uninsured foreigners burdens Thai public hospitals






Three public hospitals reports of million baht expenses from unpaid hospital bills by foreigners. ScandAsia have gotten insight in Vachira Hospital in Phuket’s outstanding balance on unpaid bills by foreigners and it counts almost 20 million baht negative in recent 8 years. Scandinavians forms 20 percent of this loss. Banglamoong Hospital in Pattaya and Patong…

Swedes in Thailand are battling for health insurance






Many Swedes living in Thailand have a hard time getting a proper health insurance. Cases and stories a different, but common is that they either deselect insurance or face unmanageable insurance costs as they’re nearing retirement. Now they want the Swedish Government to look into their case. Swedish laws demand that one needs to be…

World Medical Center achieves Norwegian DNV GL’s hospital certification






The World Medical Center (WMC) in Bangkok is the first hospital in Southeast Asia and Pacific region to attain an international standard in both quality of the services and risk management, including the risk of infection. This certification was obtained via the Norwegian group DNV GL. The Hospital Accreditation Scheme, based on DNV GL’s own…

Norwegian rotary contributes to Pattaya hospital






Rotary clubs in Norway, South Korea and Thailand has come together to bring 30 new beds and equipment to Sattahip Km.10 Hospital, writes Pattaya Mail. The former Norwegian club president Helge Holst and his wife Brita initiated the project in 2013, and suggested a matching-grant donation with a Plutaluang Rotarian. The idea was to supply…

Visit award-winning hospital in Thailand






The Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce together with Belgian-Luxembourg/Thai Chamber of Commerce invite everyone interested to a breakfast talk: ‘Technological Innovations in Healthcare’ followed by a visit of Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital – one of the leading private hospital groups in Thailand. The hospital is recognized as a provider of choice for both local residents and expatriates living…