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Nakhon Ratchasima hospital opens first one-day surgery centre

By Kasem Chanathinart 
The Nation

 

Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima Hospital has become the first medical facility in Health Area 9 to establish a one-day surgery centre.

 

The establishment of the centres is, in part, designed to narrow the social gap and give people better access to advanced technology via minimally invasive surgery.

 

The hospital's deputy director Dr Suirasit Jitpitaklert is chief service officer for Health Area 9, which covers Nakhon Ratchasima, Chaiyaphum, Buri Ram and Surin.

 

Suirasit presided over the centre's opening ceremony on Monday morning. 

 

The centre’s establishment is in line with Ministry of Public Health policy to have hospitals provide one-day surgery services. 

 

By 2021, each health area must have at least one hospital providing the service.

 

Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima Hospital Department of Surgery chief, Dr Pinai Niranrungreung, said minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery will allow patients to recover fast.

 

Pinai said it will also lower the infection risk, reducing patients’ treatment costs and loss of income due to being off work.

 

Pinai said it will also reduce hospital overcrowding issues and free up space for emergency cases and people suffering medical complications.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30326375

 
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BEVUP    304

Well i've been there a couple of times as a tag along with wife helping family

It's your typical over crowded public hospital

Oh just remembered that my son was born there & i would not recommend for others to do that, but my wife had no choice as the private hospitals didn't have the incubator that was required 

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Dumbastheycome    629

I  have  been  a  surgical  patient  at this  hospital.

No  complaints  at  surgical capability or  ongoing  followup.

But  as  is   common and  normal  in Thailands  public  hospitals  the  overcrowding  is   mostly due  to  the  encampment  of  excesses  of extended  family who  descend  on the  entire infrastructure as  a form of  holiday !

To  the  degree  that  "entertainment"  is  provided  in  the   main   foyer  entrance while  Day  Clinic  seating  is  occupied   by as  many  or  more  Visitors  than  patients enjoying  the   TV  while  consuming  product  from   the   number   one  franchise outlets  located  just  across  from   said    main  foyer.

(  Addmitedley   also a late  night  bonus  to   inpatients   who  have  access  to  food  items  in  compensation   for  the   awful   hospital  meals ! )

I  have   also  noticed that   Bangkok  Hospital ( Korat) seems   to  have  no problem in  shuttling   many  patients  from a  near  location  for medical  procedures  they seem  unable  to  provide.

IMO there  is   no problem   with   surgical  standards .

But  I   would  have  doubts  about   infrastructural clinical  and  ethical  standards.

Perhaps  there  has  been some  recognition  of  this  where recently  hospitals  have   banned   the   presence  of  excess     "support"  members for  patients  suffering   suspected  or  confirmed  influenza  infection. 

A  practical move.

 

 

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kamahele    1,750

As bad as this hospital used to look and it looked bad. They have put up a brand spanking new building and I understand that many of the surgeons actually moon light at the private hospitals on their days off so most likely if you have surgery in Korat at a private hospital, it is a surgeon from Maharat performing it.

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sinbin    460
2 hours ago, kamahele said:

As bad as this hospital used to look and it looked bad. They have put up a brand spanking new building and I understand that many of the surgeons actually moon light at the private hospitals on their days off so most likely if you have surgery in Korat at a private hospital, it is a surgeon from Maharat performing it.

Doctors who work at any of the Korat hospitals also possibly work at BKK hospital, Mahrarat hospital, Fort Suranaree Hospital and Suranaree University of Technology. Out of them all I'd say Fort Suranaree to be the best followed by the Uni.

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Confuscious    1,261
14 hours ago, Dumbastheycome said:

But  as  is   common and  normal  in Thailands  public  hospitals  the  overcrowding  is   mostly due  to  the  encampment  of  excesses  of extended  family who  descend  on the  entire infrastructure as  a form of  holiday !

To  the  degree  that  "entertainment"  is  provided  in  the   main   foyer  entrance while  Day  Clinic  seating  is  occupied   by as  many  or  more  Visitors  than  patients enjoying  the   TV  while  consuming  product  from   the   number   one  franchise outlets  located  just  across  from   said    main  foyer.

 

At the Maharat hospital, one is treated very cheap.
But you need to have family who will take care of you.
The nurses are only for Blood pressure check and other medical intervention.

I was visiting a friend a few months ago who had a stroke.
He was lying in 1 room with about 60 other patients.
One of them was clearly dead, but nobody cared of this while at least 15 nurses were chatting on their phone.
My friends wife needed to go buy every day diapers and help my friend put them on.
The wearing of diapers was required to keep the hospital clean.
She needed also to help to wash him every day and feed him.

"Cheap" has a price tag too.

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Dumbastheycome    629

A patient  was   "clearly  dead" ? 

Victims  of  severe   stroke  may be   close  to  death  but  still  very  alive.

It  is  standard  practice  in Thailands public  hospitals that provision of  non medical  items  and other  than   basic   meals are the  responsibility  of  family  or   alternative   supporters. 

The   30  bht scheme  covers   medical   costs,  not  laundry over  and  above standard  clothing and  bedding.

Feeding  and  washing?  Probably  a  welcomed alternative  for  staff  and a meritous action  by  family.

Your  interpretation  of  the  scenario in  the  sad  sector  of   a  cardiac/ stroke  ward ( or  perhaps   any other  ward )is  that  patients   who  have  no  family  or  alternative  support   would  be  left  to  rot to  death  in a  pile  of ..... !

Not   so.although I  doubt  they  would  experience any  more  than emotionless basic care. 

For  Thai  the  public   Hospitals  are   almost totally free  for  medical/sickness issues and  they  are  generally   filled  to  capacity  due  to  issues  of   preventative  education in general.

I  would  continue  to  defend  the  provided surgical  capacity of  Thai  Public Hospitals despite  my  previously  admitted  reservations  about   clinical inpatient   standards and  administrative priorities.

That  would  be  a  positive in  comparison  to  the   wroughting   " Private  Hospitals " inflict.

More  often  than  not  the  surgeons  are the  same  people.  No  different  to  the   situation  in  the   Western  world now !

 

Edited by Dumbastheycome
omission of clarifying words

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sinbin    460
13 minutes ago, Dumbastheycome said:

meals are the  responsibility  of  family

I call that fake info.

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sinbin    460
6 minutes ago, Dumbastheycome said:

Sorry.   I   did.  Mistakenly

No worries, we all make mistakes sometimes.

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Dumbastheycome    629
1 minute ago, sinbin said:

No worries, we all make mistakes sometimes.

:sad:More  than.  I  keep  opening  this  site  !  lol

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