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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…

Danish SOS agent meets challenges every day

Handcuffing a tourist who believed he was Jesus, bringing back injured trekkers from the wilds or handling a tsunami. Michael Schulz has been dealing with a variety of emergencies in his time as SOS agent in Thailand. But especially one type of cases is still the biggest challenge. “I am never nervous, but I am…

Trading Danish health care for a carefree life in Thailand

The dream of living an easy life away from the cold North can become a nightmare, if you get sick and do not have a health insurance. ‘There is no financial assistance to get from the Danish State’, says Danish Embassy in Bangkok, who recently had two serious cases with sick Danish citizens without insurance. Countries in…

New psych ward meets a need for quality treatment

Before the opening of Bangkok Hospitals first mental department, Bangkok Mental Health Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (BMRC), only a few places have been offering high-end treatment of mental patients in Thailand. According to director of the BMRC Apisamai Srirangson, the 17 beds in private facilities throughout the country are dwarfed by the 7000 in public…