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Tourist Ministry pays out 66,000 baht to Norwegian shark attack victim

 

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Tourist Ministry pays out 66,000 baht to Norwegian shark attack victim

 

NewTV reported that the Thai Ministry of Tourism and Sports paid the tourist bitten on the leg by a shark near Hua Hin in April 66,966 baht.

 

Werner Danielsen, 54, received the money with his Thai wife before he flew back to Norway on Sunday.

 

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Image: New TV

 

However, due to a problem with his insurance running out the payment still leaves him more than 200,000 short.

 

Three days in a Hua Hin hospital set him back 300,000 baht. 

 

The money came from a Tourism Ministry fund after consideration by a committee.

 

Meanwhile deputy governor of Prajuab Khirikhan Chotnarin Kertsom said that a shark prevention net at the Sai Noi Beach in Khao Tao district would cost 500,000 baht. 

 

Discussions are still ongoing about finally installing that nearly three months after the tourist was bitten on the left leg on April 15th. 

 

Source: http://www.newtv.co.th/news/17784

 
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"Three days in a Hua Hin hospital set him back 300,000 baht."

 

that would be Bangkok Hospital in Hua Hin. A sore throat sets you back about 3000 baht.

 

Hua Hin hospital is much cheaper but not like a 5 star hotel.

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17 minutes ago, snoop1130 said:

Meanwhile deputy governor of Prajuab Khirikhan Chotnarin Kertsom said that a shark prevention net at the Sai Noi Beach in Khao Tao district would cost 500,000 baht. 

 

Just write the cheque and get it done.

 

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15 hours ago, NCC1701A said:

"Three days in a Hua Hin hospital set him back 300,000 baht."

 

that would be Bangkok Hospital in Hua Hin. A sore throat sets you back about 3000 baht.

 

Hua Hin hospital is much cheaper but not like a 5 star hotel.

Agree. Medicine alone is marked up  over 10 times when compared to common pharmacy prices, and this is exactly the same medicine, not knock-offs. Case in point: 1 box of Singulair at Bangkok Hospital pharmacy 3,000 baht, same exact box at neighborhood pharmacy 300 baht! I don't begrudge a reasonable profit, ... but a 1000%?

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 " A sore throat sets you back about 3000 baht. "    90usd

 

It is the same price as in most Western countries.  

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2 hours ago, Johnnyngai said:

 " A sore throat sets you back about 3000 baht. "    90usd

 

It is the same price as in most Western countries.  

I find this challenging to believe. 32 of 33 Western countries have universal health care. The USA is the lone exception.

 

https://truecostblog.com/2009/08/09/countries-with-universal-healthcare-by-date/

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22 hours ago, Cereal said:

I find this challenging to believe. 32 of 33 Western countries have universal health care. The USA is the lone exception.

 

https://truecostblog.com/2009/08/09/countries-with-universal-healthcare-by-date/

I believe the universal health care is for the citizens of those particular countries only.  Universal health care for tourist also ? 

 

I always obtain travel insurance when I travel. 

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i once was pinched at hua hin sea by a poisonous jelly fish right at the tip of my johnson.

how much does it worth these days with the tourism ministry ?

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mmm,,,  lets see now, of the 33 western countries, oh <deleted>, in all the world,  which country has the greatest economy, the most individual/personal freedoms, the greatest military, what country are people from all over the world trying to become a citizen of ?, which country has the highest standard of living in the history of the world, which country has been the most generous in its aid to the rest of the world? I will help you, it's the USA.  So, that some loser democrat wants free aspirin cause he's having his period and doesn't feel good doesn't really mean much. I hope you feel better soon be-ach. 

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On 7/5/2018 at 12:23 PM, Johnnyngai said:

I believe the universal health care is for the citizens of those particular countries only.  Universal health care for tourist also ? 

 

I always obtain travel insurance when I travel. 

Of course there is no universal health care for tourists. That idea is absurd in the extreme. Universal health care is for a country's citizens. Unless, of course, you're in Canada as an ex ISIS terrorist or an illegal alien, then you're covered as well.

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On 7/7/2018 at 5:34 AM, Peasandmash said:

mmm,,,  lets see now, of the 33 western countries, oh <deleted>, in all the world,  which country has the greatest economy, the most individual/personal freedoms, the greatest military, what country are people from all over the world trying to become a citizen of ?, which country has the highest standard of living in the history of the world, which country has been the most generous in its aid to the rest of the world? I will help you, it's the USA.  So, that some loser democrat wants free aspirin cause he's having his period and doesn't feel good doesn't really mean much. I hope you feel better soon be-ach. 

USA has the most individual / personal freedom? hahaha now that's funny !!! correction : USA has

the highest number of prisoners per population after china (around 2-3% of the popultaion are locked up !)

greatest economy = hard work for few rich and police country that does'nt tolerate relaxation like in thailand.

greatest military = every few years need to go to war and die for the nothing, acctually

(from vietnam war to iraq war - what was it good for) ?

highest standard of living...hmmm depands what you call life...

and for desert, kids carry guns everywhere and shoot their friends in school...

 

nope, you keep your USA for yourself, i stay in thailand.

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