Thailand’s Supreme Court Rejects ‘Private Hospitals’ Request for Respite on Pricing Caps

The Central Committee on Product/Service Prices decided to put a control on medical prices after many consumers complained of excessively high medical fees.

Thailand’s Supreme Court Rejects ‘Private Hospitals’ Request for Respite on Pricing Caps

BANGKOK – The Supreme Administrative Court in Thailand has struck down a request by private hospital to have a respite from an order controlling their medical prices. The Supreme Court made the decision based on grounds that the order will not cause irreversible damages to the complainants even though an injunction has not been issued. […]

Thailand’s Private Hospitals Ordered to Display Medication Prices

Thailand’s Private Hospitals Ordered to Display Medication Prices

BANGKOK – As of next week private hospitals must display the prices of medicines so that consumers can make better-informed decisions prior to purchase, the government said on Friday. As well, private hospitals must give patients the opportunity to buy medicines from pharmacies outside the hospital using prescriptions provided by their doctors. Acting Commerce Minister […]

Patients Can Buy Medicines Outside of Private Hospitals in Thailand

The Government has no plans to force private hospitals to inform their patients of this right through announcements in their facilities.

Patients Can Buy Medicines Outside of Private Hospitals in Thailand

BANGKOK – Patients in private hospitals have the right to buy medicines elsewhere after getting a prescription from their doctors, according to the Health Service Support Department (HSSD). The department, however, has no plans to force private hospitals to inform their patients of this right through announcements in their facilities. “Patients have long had the […]

Thailand’s Private Hospitals Medical Services Costs to be Put on the State Price Control List

Thais are entitled to free emergency medical treatment for the first 72 hours at all hospitals. Patients must then be referred to their subscribed hospitals, or pay charges if they remain at a private hospital.

Thailand’s Private Hospitals Medical Services Costs to be Put on the State Price Control List

  BANGKOK – The costs of medical services is up for discussion at a meeting of the Commerce Ministry’s Central Committee on Prices of Goods and Services on January 9 as it considers applying price controls. Meanwhile, the cost of medical supplies will be discussed by stakeholders, who will make a future proposal to the […]

Thailand’s Internal Trade Department Wants Private Hospitals to Post Prices Online for Better Transparency

Prices required to be posted online are likely to include standard charges for medicines and surgical expenses.

Thailand’s Internal Trade Department Wants Private Hospitals to Post Prices Online for Better Transparency

BANGKOK – Thailand’s Internal Trade Department will ask private hospitals to post their prices online to encourage greater transparency and competition, a senior official said on Friday. Prayoth Benyasut, the department’s deputy director-general, said the proposed measure is intended to stop overcharging amid growing concerns over the high cost of private medical care. The Foundation […]