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Thai healthcare system among top ranked countries

By Pattaya Mail

 

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Dr. Nattaphan Supaka, Director of the Department of Relations and International Relations, THPF.

 

BANGKOK – Thai Health Report 2020 showed that Thailand’s healthcare system was ranked among top countries in Asia and the World and the country was in the world’s top 13 rankings of the countries, responding well to a pandemic.

The report was produced by the Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University and Thai Health Promotion Foundation (THPE).

 

Dr. Nattaphan Supaka, Director of the Department of Relations and International Relations, THPF praised Thai medical personnel for their hard work to reduce the number of Covid-19 patients until the situation improved.

 

Full story: https://www.pattayamail.com/coronavirus/thai-healthcare-system-among-top-ranked-countries-301675

 

 

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-- © Copyright Pattaya Mail 2020-05-28
 
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30 minutes ago, webfact said:

The report was produced by the Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University and Thai Health Promotion Foundation

Could there be any other result as it is the job of those who produced the report to promote the Thai health system? I will be the first to agree that Thailand has a number of world class hospitals and medical practitioners. My big beef is what proportion of the population covered by the so-called universal health system can afford or gain access to them. This (coverage) is a crucial factor in order to claim that a country has a "top-ranked" health system.

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They must be having a laugh there... tell it to someone who doesn't live in this country and knows nothing about the "healthcare system" here..

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I have, actually, had some excellent experiences with Government hospitals here, and the only real downside is a few hours wait each time (50 baht for doctor's consultation). However, to see a G.P. on the N.H.S. in Britain, for non life threatening cases, one has to get assessed over the telephone, and might have to wait 2 to 3 weeks to see the G.P. at his, or her surgery.

It is also very reasonably priced up country here, but if you are in an area with a lot of expats/tourists, Pattaya, Phuket etc. they seem to charge what they can get away with.

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1 hour ago, bodga said:

So  just  like  the  govt investigating themselves.

Please do not mock the health care here.

I am only able to make this post due to the excellent health care services at Khonkaen government hospital.

So my friend dont knock it till you tried it.

Having my body snapped in 2, then very skillfully put back together by an excellent surgeon and his team.

No before you have a go, saying i am exagerating, it is perfectly true.

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What happened to you Colin, car / bike accident in this country?

 

I know of several friends who have had very very serious accidents here and they have received excellent treatment, from losing an eye, losing all the teeth in a car accident etc, etc.

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9 minutes ago, OneeyedJohn said:

What happened to you Colin, car / bike accident in this country?

 

I know of several friends who have had very very serious accidents here and they have received excellent treatment, from losing an eye, losing all the teeth in a car accident etc, etc.

I was riding my Honda wave, got taken out by a pickup going the wrong way.

Broken hip, pelvis, femur, spine, spinal cord severed, punctured lung, broken ribs, torn diaphragm.

Only part of my body not damaged was my head, because i was wearing a helmet.

No hospital anywhere in the world could have done better for me.

My wife was told, go home there is nothing we can do, he will be dead by morning.

Yet i am still here, 7 months in hospital, 6 years after care, still fighting.

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20 minutes ago, colinneil said:
2 hours ago, bodga said:

So  just  like  the  govt investigating themselves.

Please do not mock the health care here.

I am only able to make this post due to the excellent health care services at Khonkaen government hospital.

So my friend dont knock it till you tried it.

Having my body snapped in 2, then very skillfully put back together by an excellent surgeon and his team.

No before you have a go, saying i am exagerating, it is perfectly true.

all jokes aside the health care system here is top notch (if you can afford it or have insurance)

 

years ago my dad landed at the airport and then decided it was a great idea to have a heart attack while walking to immigration. was taken to the remote hospital on site and further taken to a hospital in bkk. during his stay he decided it was a good idea to have a couple more while he was at the hospital. having a team of dedicated specialists etc to take care of him meant the difference between me being able to say hello this morning or not. 

back home he would of died. while dead he would of been put on a waiting list to see a specialist. a little far fetched but any canadians on here will agree the speed of our *free* healthcare system is top notch.

 

i broke my wrist years back here in thailand. went to hospital. checked in. x ray and doctor visit. cast put on. meds given. bill paid. signed out. all of which took approx 45 minutes and cost around 60 cad. when i was a kid at home i sometimes had to come back the next day after breaking my ankle. we can do the cast tomorrow they say.  

 

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2 hours ago, bodga said:

So  just  like  the  govt investigating themselves.

From the linked Pattaya Mail article:

(Dr. Nattaphan Supaka) said Thai Health Report 2020 collects the statistics from reliable international organizations, revealing Thailand’s healthcare system has gained worldwide recognition for the quality of its healthcare services.

 

The Global Health Security (GHS) Index, presented by the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security (JHU) placed Thailand sixth out of 195 countries and first in Asia with the score of 73.2, much higher than the global average at 40.2.

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There is, and we have all met one, The Basher.. No matter what the topic is he will always contradict. They hate the ultimate put down. Life in Germany must have been Hell to drive You to retire here.There was only the other day in the Med section a chump bashing up country Private Hospitals. I  do have my Pet Moan. 27 years of 90 Day reports

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1 hour ago, mr mr said:

all jokes aside the health care system here is top notch (if you can afford it or have insurance)

 

years ago my dad landed at the airport and then decided it was a great idea to have a heart attack while walking to immigration. was taken to the remote hospital on site and further taken to a hospital in bkk. during his stay he decided it was a good idea to have a couple more while he was at the hospital. having a team of dedicated specialists etc to take care of him meant the difference between me being able to say hello this morning or not. 

back home he would of died. while dead he would of been put on a waiting list to see a specialist. a little far fetched but any canadians on here will agree the speed of our *free* healthcare system is top notch.

 

i broke my wrist years back here in thailand. went to hospital. checked in. x ray and doctor visit. cast put on. meds given. bill paid. signed out. all of which took approx 45 minutes and cost around 60 cad. when i was a kid at home i sometimes had to come back the next day after breaking my ankle. we can do the cast tomorrow they say.  

 

This sounds like complete nonsense. Me nor anyone in my family  have experienced treatment like this in Canada. Are you from Alberta?  There are consequences to electing conservative governments.  I dislocated her finger while living in Pattaya.  The treatment was top notch but it cost me $1000 Canadian (฿30k) while back home in Canada it would've been completely free.  then 

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13 minutes ago, pegman said:

This sounds like complete nonsense. Me nor anyone in my family  have experienced treatment like this in Canada. Are you from Alberta?  There are consequences to electing conservative governments.  I dislocated her finger while living in Pattaya.  The treatment was top notch but it cost me $1000 Canadian (฿30k) while back home in Canada it would've been completely free.  then 

which part ? what i wrote about my dad and myself is true. i lived in ontario. but close. seems you may of been jacked a little on the cost of fixing your finger. 

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The hospitals that bear names from royal family seem top notch. Reason is probably obvious.

 

Government hospitals in the sticks - I think I'd rather self medicate.

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1 hour ago, DrTuner said:

The hospitals that bear names from royal family seem top notch. Reason is probably obvious.

 

Government hospitals in the sticks - I think I'd rather self medicate.

Why make such a crazy comment, you need to go back look at my posts on this thread.

So according to you i should have just died, rather than be taken to a government hospital.🤨

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1 hour ago, KhunKenAP said:

Would be interesting to see which hospitals and in what cities this "study" included. Doubt they included all the rural locations.

My family have used government hospitals Suan Dok, Nakorn Ping, and San Sai hospitals in Chiang Mai.

Suan Dok for things needing operations (example liver flukes).

Nakorn Ping for serious conditions not involving surgery (example child birth).

San Sai for really obvious routine health care (example wound dressing).

 

All the hospitals have done first rate jobs (if not pressed beyond their ability), free for my family, and at very reasonable prices for a foreigner. Certainly as good as any hospital I've known in the UK).

 

As Thaiwrath says, back in the UK, if you're not bleeding or screaming, at least 2 weeks, but more like a month to see anyone, in Thailand I get treated the same day I visit the hospital, and it's 50bht (no parking fees).

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10 minutes ago, peleid said:

Thai healthcare in the provinces leaves a lot to be desired

Have you any idea what your talking about?

Probably not, just saying something just for the sake of it.

I am living proof of first class health care in the provinces.

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There is a certain amount of confusion in this thread.Nobody is suggesting that Thailand has a health system almost uniformly excellent in the manner of Switzerland, Germany or Japan.There are certainly some world class facilities in Bangkok, both private and government - as is well known.Regional facilities perhaps lack the "excellence" label but are often very good.However the most important issue, which has not been mentioned so far, is that for sixty years governments of different types have given priority to the health of the nation and rural health care has been at the heart of this.Thaksin gets credit rightly for revving this up, but actually the philosophy was in place decades before.

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3 hours ago, colinneil said:

Why make such a crazy comment, you need to go back look at my posts on this thread.

So according to you i should have just died, rather than be taken to a government hospital.🤨

Khon Kaen is a major city, not a backwater hamlet in the sticks.

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All I will say is as good as the Thai hospitals may be, I do not want to die in one.

 

I hope my eventual fate is something better.

 

Die of a  heart attack on the patio with an unfinished Chang in front of me.

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6 hours ago, BritManToo said:

My family have used government hospitals Suan Dok, Nakorn Ping, and San Sai hospitals in Chiang Mai.

Suan Dok for things needing operations (example liver flukes).

Nakorn Ping for serious conditions not involving surgery (example child birth).

San Sai for really obvious routine health care (example wound dressing).

 

All the hospitals have done first rate jobs (if not pressed beyond their ability), free for my family, and at very reasonable prices for a foreigner. Certainly as good as any hospital I've known in the UK).

 

As Thaiwrath says, back in the UK, if you're not bleeding or screaming, at least 2 weeks, but more like a month to see anyone, in Thailand I get treated the same day I visit the hospital, and it's 50bht (no parking fees).

My Thai family and myself have been exposed to Thai rural healthcare, from our experience cannot fault it

 

My siblings, parents and myself in the UK have been have been exposed to NHS healthcare, from our experience cannot fault it

 

Just lucky I guess 🤨

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