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Diving instructor fighting for his life after stroke in Thailand

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2 hours ago, Jonmarleesco said:

What, and pay the NHS 150% of the treatment costs?

nope. just say he's moving back to settle and he wouldn't have to pay 

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Hospitals here in Thailand are getting increasingly greedy. When they receive a sick falang the $-signs are flashing in their eyes.

My Thai insurance company offered me a "free" flu vaccination. When i signed the bill it showed that they would charge the insurance company  about 3,000 Bath for something that in my home country (Sweden) would cost only about 1/4 of that price.:ohmy:

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Just now, Boss said:

Hospitals here in Thailand are getting increasingly greedy. When they receive a sick falang the $-signs are flashing in their eyes.

My Thai insurance company offered me a "free" flu vaccination. When i signed the bill it showed that they would charge the insurance company  about 3,000 Bath for something that in my home country (Sweden) would cost only about 1/4 of that price.:ohmy:

 

Were you in your home country?

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Were you in your home country?

No - Thailand obviously !

 

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1 minute ago, pearciderman said:

 

So your statement about cost is pointless.

go and play outside...

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Yes Catman20, we all know what you are insinuating, but really????  You have to post that when a man is fighting for his life due to natural causes?!  Have a heart!! :(

Edited by liveandletsdive

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5 hours ago, The manic said:

The NHS does not exist in every country! Anyway-it's rubish.

yeah, you are right.  it's rubbish what you said

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5 hours ago, liveandletsdive said:

Yes, thank you 12Drink More, Dan had comprehensive insurance which covered his emergency evacuation from Koh Tao to Samui and for his medical bills, treatment and surgery.  Following the surgery his insurance would no longer cover for his care.  Thank you to those of you wishing him well.

So what is the point here? No savings? He can take a flight home to ? NHS ?  No sweat at all.

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11 hours ago, richard_smith237 said:

He was working here, was he not work permitted ? could his medical care be taken care of under the 30 baht scheme ?

 

Yes and even better if you work and pay 750 bath/ month you can choose 1 private hospital for free treathment and free medicine.

 

If you pay for 6 month and stop working you keep the insurance for 422 baht/month.

 

Ofcause you need workpermit and have to pay tax to be accepted by the social security organization in thailand and it is only for employees. Not for an employer.

 

 

P.s not all private hospitals accept sso.

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31 minutes ago, sawadee1947 said:

So what is the point here? No savings? He can take a flight home to ? NHS ?  No sweat at all.

 

Sadly he cannot be transported or take a flight home as his condition is critical!!!.  Maybe he has personal savings but given his critical situation there is no way to access his personal finances.  We are all just coming together as a group of family and friends wanting to help a friend in need at a time of need.

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Unlucky. 39 is young for a stroke, probably had an undiagnosed condition. Hopefully it works out for him.

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11 hours ago, sweatalot said:

again - health insurance is important

Yes....I pay almost 10k baht a month for insurance...but it pays for air evacuation to USA if needed. I probably  don't need so much coverage but I've seen so many sad situations like this poor guy..thoughts and prayers to him and his family. 

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2 hours ago, sawadee1947 said:

yeah, you are right.  it's rubbish what you said

Having experienced medical treatment in the UK, Europe, Thailand and the Middle East I can assure you that the NHS is worse. Worse for positive outcomes from cancer to childbirth, accidental deaths and emergencies. Only socialist ideologues with little real life experience think any different.  It's best to have private insurance in the UK and for travel with a medivac option.

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Having experienced medical treatment in the UK, Europe, Thailand and the Middle East I can assure you that the NHS is worse. Worse for positive outcomes from cancer to childbirth, accidental deaths and emergencies. Only socialist ideologues with little real life experience think any different.  It's best to have private insurance in the UK and for travel with a medivac option.
Not totally true, often its the NHS consultants doing private work but just earlier than normal and perhaps the hospital of choice

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