Thai PM Gets Tough on Thai Hospitals Ripping Off Foreigners

Thai PM Gets Tough on Thai Hospitals Ripping Off Foreigners

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BANGKOK – Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha is concerned with how foreign patients are being ripped off by Thai hospitals with inordinately high medical bills private hospitals have collected from foreign patients, according to Government spokesman Yongyuth Mayalarp,

Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha hasĀ  instructed all related agencies to launch an investigation and identify the solution to this problem, Mr. Yongyuth said.

Three agencies are to take part in the process, including the Medical Council of Thailand, the Health Ministry and the Internal Trade Department, he added.

All of them will hold a discussion to determine the medical fees that are fair to both patients and hospitals and also to work on the possible amendment of related rules and regulations before reporting the results to the Cabinet.

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