Thai hospitals

  • Thailand News

    36 Laotian babies to receive life-saving surgeries in Thai hospitals

    In a heartwarming collaboration, 36 Laotian babies grappling with congenital heart defects are set to undergo free life-saving surgeries in Thai hospitals this year, thanks to a groundbreaking Thai-Lao medical cooperation scheme. The initiative is a beacon of hope for these young patients in Laos, where limited surgical equipment poses a significant challenge. The Thai Red Cross Society, Chulalongkorn Hospital,…

  • Thailand News

    Thai rescuer faces death threat for exposing hospital’s refusal to treat foreigner

    A Thai rescuer is facing death threats after he exposed to the local and international news agencies that a private hospital in Bangkok refused to treat a foreigner who later died because of the delay in treatment. The rescuer facing the threats, Kittipong Pimphun, of the Ruam Katanyu Foundation, revealed with Channel 7 that he rescued a Taiwanese man who…

  • Thailand News

    British artist, Tracey Emin, hospitalised in Thailand after infection in intestines

    A British artist, Tracey Emin, paused her long journey home from Australia to seek treatment in Phuket province in southern Thailand after an infection nearly caused her small intestine to explode. The 60 year old artist shared about her illness on her Instagram account @traceyeminstudio yesterday, December 17, stating… “This is my first post in a long time. I have…

  • Thailand News

    Thai woman mistaken for foreigner and charged 100,000 baht more by hospital

    A Thai woman asked a hospital located in the Pak Kret district of Nonthaburi province, near Bangkok, to explain a 250,000 baht bill related to her four-day medical treatment. The hospital later returned 100,000 baht, acknowledging it had mistaken her for a foreigner. The woman in question was 66 year old Jamlong Ninlakorn, the owner of a Thai restaurant in…

  • Thailand News

    Creative nurse channels inner monk to prevent patient’s escape in northeastern Thailand

    A Thai nurse at Aranya Prathet Hospital in the Isaan province of Sa Kaeo donned a monk robe to prevent a psychiatric patient from escaping to make merit with a monk. The nurse’s heartwarming act caught the attention of Thai netizens after his picture was shared on Facebook by another Thai man. The man said in the caption… “The nurses…

  • Thailand News

    Thai woman’s fingers and toes amputated during hospital visit for diarrhoea sparks outrage

    A Thai woman and her husband filed a complaint against a hospital in Chon Buri after a doctor amputated the woman’s fingers and toes during her visit to the hospital for severe diarrhoea. This incident, which took place on April 12, has sparked controversy and speculation, with some netizens suggesting that the amputation was performed to save her life. The…

  • Thailand News

    Size matters: Hospital’s warns of penis enlargement dangers after man’s member gets infected

    Nakhonping Hospital, situated in the northern province of Chiang Mai, recently issued a warning to men seeking penis enlargement treatments following a distressing incident involving a Burmese man who resorted to using a steel ring in hopes of increasing his size. In a Facebook post shared by the hospital today, it was revealed that a 29 year old Burmese man…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand nurse resignations up to 7,000 yearly due to low pay, heavy workload

    A concerning trend has emerged in Thailand‘s state-run hospitals, with up to 7,000 nurses resigning each year due to heavy workloads and insufficient overtime pay. This is despite an annual influx of 10,000 new nursing graduates, according to the nurses’ union and Nurses Connect. The alarming rate of Thailand’s nurse resignations has prompted calls for the government to implement more…

  • Thailand News

    Thai doctor condemned for livestreaming surgery

    A Thai doctor was condemned after he livestreamed a TikTok video while doing surgery in theatre. The Medical Council of Thailand is searching for the identity of the doctor as it appears he has broken the law. A Thai netizen posted a screenshot of the doctor’s live stream on Twitter with a caption that said, “A minute ago, a doctor…

  • Central Thailand News

    Thai doctor slaps a 3 year old for swearing & refuses to treat him

    The family of a three year old boy filed a complaint to the police after a male doctor slapped the child in the face and refused to give him treatment. The doctor said he refused to treat the boy because he had insulted him. The child’s 24 year old mother, Sutharat, shared the story on the Facebook page Let Me…

  • Thailand News

    Thai medical council refutes claim that private hospitals have foreign doctors on staff

    Thai healthcare bosses have dismissed claims by some private hospitals that they have foreign doctors on staff to help with patient care and surgery. According to a Bangkok Post report, the Medical Council of Thailand says there is a limit on the number of foreign doctors allowed to practice in the kingdom. Addressing claims made by some private hospitals, the…

  • Covid-19 News

    Rural Doctors Society calls for government transparency on favipiravir supplies

    The Rural Doctors Society has once again taken aim at the Public Health Ministry, demanding it come clean about Thailand’s supply of favipiravir. The antiviral medication is used to treat Covid-19 patients, but needs to be administered in the early stages of the illness. Posting on its Facebook page, the society claims hospitals are running out of the drug and…

  • Covid-19 News

    Hospitals warned to treat Covid patients or risk being delisted by Social Security Office

    Thailand’s Social Security Office has warned that hospitals that refuse to treat Covid-19 patients risk being removed from its list of contracted medical facilities. Boonsong Thapchaiyuth, SSO secretary-general, says he’s instructed private hospitals to adhere to the regulations and offer full treatment to members of the social security fund registered at those hospitals. According to a Bangkok Post report, the…

  • Thailand News

    Minister says holders of universal healthcare cards can be treated anywhere in the country

    Thailand’s Public Health Minister says holders of the universal healthcare card can seek treatment at primary care units anywhere in the country. According to a Bangkok Post report, Anutin Charnvirakul says cardholders will no longer have to request a referral from the unit they’re registered at. He says the change is part of reforms to the universal health care service…

  • Health

    How to choose the right hospital for medical tourism in Thailand

    For many years before the pandemic, Thailand has been one of the top medical tourism destinations. After closing its borders for so many months, the country is finally accepting international medical tourists again. If you’ve decided to make Thailand your medical travel destination, the next thing you should do is decide which hospital in the country you should pick. Selecting a…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand News Today | C.O.E replacement, Easing of restrictions, Thai Airways full resumption | Oct 14

    Jett goes through all the latest headlines in Thailand that include the new Thailand pass system, further easing of the restriction and curfew in Thailand, health minister disagrees with the PM and the full resumption of Thai Airways starting October 31st.

  • Thailand News

    Red Cross pleads for blood donations due to shortage

    The Red Cross Society is pleading with the public to donate blood as Thailand’s hospitals are currently experiencing a severe shortage of blood reserves for patients. The shortage has led to the postponement of multiple surgeries. Director of the National Blood Centre of the Thai Red Cross Society, Dr Dutjai Chaivanichsiri, spoke earlier today to say the Covid situation has…

  • Covid-19 News

    Healthcare worker pleads with PM to set up “war room” to manage pandemic

    A healthcare worker at the Thammasat University field hospital in central Thailand has urged the Thai PM to set up a “war room” for daily Covid-19 meetings. In a Facebook post, the unnamed medic pleads with the PM to hold daily meetings with his ministers in order to stay on top of developments and deal with issues immediately, as opposed…

  • Covid-19 News

    Unused Thai schools to be transformed into field hospitals as infections surge

    Empty or unused school buildings across Thailand are to be converted into field hospitals as Covid-19 cases surge and the hospital bed crisis continues. Amporn Pinasa from the Office of the Basic Education Commission has issued an order for all unused buildings to be repurposed as makeshift field hospitals to increase the number of treatment facilities available. With hospitals in…

  • Covid-19 News

    Health Ministry orders hospitals not to postpone vaccination appointments

    The Public Health Ministry has instructed Thai hospitals to honour vaccination appointments, even though they may not have received the number of doses expected. According to Thai PBS World, Satit Pitutacha from the Health Ministry says it’s vital that people over the age of 60, as well as those with 1 or more of 7 underlying health conditions, receive a…

  • Covid-19 News

    8 hospitals across Thailand forced to close after healthcare workers contract Covid-19

    8 Thai hospitals are temporarily closed after patients hid the fact that they were infected with Covid-19 and passed the virus on to hospital staff. Other staff members have had to self-isolate. According to Thai PBS World, the 8 affected hospitals are as follows: Chiang Rai Mae Sai Hospital, closed until May 16. 88 medical staff quarantined. Nakhon Sawan Chumsaeng…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Hospital in north-east suspends non-urgent treatment after patient dies of Covid-19

    A hospital in the north-eastern province of Buriram has temporarily closed for non-urgent treatment after a patient died from complications arising from Covid-19. Prakhon Chai Hospital has announced the closure on its Facebook page, saying all non-urgent treatment is suspended for 2 days, to allow for deep cleaning and disinfecting of several wards. All medical staff who had contact with…

  • Covid-19 News

    How has Thailand avoided the worst of Covid-19? – VIDEO

    We examine some of the reasons Thailand has been able to avoid the surges and 2nd waves of Covid-19. Whilst many countries are now suffering a 2nd and 3rd wave of the coronavirus, Thailand has locked itself in a bubble of its own making. Almost zero cases and any new cases coming from repatriates. Now the country has to figure…

  • Health

    Thailand approves use of marijuana in local health promotion hospitals

    The blending of marijuana with other pharmaceutical products for the purpose of medical treatment is being given the go-ahead by the Thai government. Nation Thailand reports that the Ministry of Public Health has approved 17 formulations for use in local health promotion hospitals. “Sub-district Health Promoting Hospitals are hospitals that are operated by either the MOPH or Department of Local…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket to get 3 billion baht medical tourism hub

    Plans are underway for a 3 billion baht medical hub on the island of Phuket, set over 140 rai near Mai Khao beach, just north of the airport. A report in Nation Thailand says the plan has been confirmed by the Director of Vachira Hospital, Dr. Chalermpong Sukontapol. He says that as a result of the downturn in tourism due…

  • Thailand News

    Woman says emergency operator joked and hung up on her as father lay dying

    A young woman in Ratchaburi province, western Thailand, says an emergency operator joked that he couldn’t hear her, then said, “beep, beep” before hanging up on her. The woman, 18 year old Pronrawin Ongpisut, was trying to reach emergency services to help her dying father. The man has since passed away. A report in Coconuts says Pronrawin first called the…

  • Covid-19 News

    Thailand’s health officials ready for potential “second wave”

    Thailand’s Public Health Ministry says although it’s hoping for the best, it is preparing for the worst, once the emergency decree is lifted. Acknowledging the risk of a “second wave” of Covid-19 infections as more restrictions are eased, Dr. Sukhum Kanchanaphimai says preparations are underway to ensure the country’s health system can cope. Such preparations include 1.3 million doses of…

  • Health

    Thailand to manufacture anti-viral drug to treat Covid-19 patients

    The state-owned enterprise responsible for the manufacture of pharmaceuticals in Thailand says it plans to produce a licenced version of Favipiravir, the anti-viral drug that has proved successful in treating some Covid-19 patients. Nation Thailand reports that The Government Pharmaceutical Organisation developed the drug in March, but there is a waiting period of about a year before the product can…

  • Covid-19 News

    Health officials say they’re ready for a “second wave” of Covid-19

    As countries around the world start to ease some of the restrictions put in place to stop the spread of Covid-19, the fear of a “second wave” persists. Now a report in Nation Thailand says healthcare officials in Thailand are using the lessons from the past fews months, in the treatment of Covid-19 patients, tracing and testing, and are prepared…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Man fakes being a nurse in Thai hospital – for 11 years

    PHOTO: Sanook A male nurse who faked his qualifications has managed to get away with working in the emergency department of a hospital in Loei province, Isaan, for 11 years. The Sanook News team reports that the “nurse”, known as Kowit, was employed at the Pak Chom hospital, having used a fake graduation certificate and nursing licence from Khon Kaen…