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Thailand’s Universal Coverage for Emergency Patients has spent more than 101 billion baht on Covid-19 treatment over the past two years. In 2020, the government spent 3.8 billion for treatments, and that number spiked to 97.7 billion last year. This year, the total treatment cost has been 32.4 billion baht. For patients with mild symptoms or no symptoms at all, the estimated cost is 23,248 baht per person at state hospitals, and 50,326 baht per person at private hospitals. For patients with moderate symptoms, the estimated cost is 81,844 baht at state hospitals, and 92,752 baht at private hospitals. For […]

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So 88% of patients had mild symptoms, begs the question, why they needed treatment in hospitals in the first place, oh I forgot, we are talking about Thailand, the only country that still wants to hospitalize everyone with a sniffle, what a waste of money. 555

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In Canada I was tested positive about 6 weeks ago both by rapid test and PCR. I isolated for 14 days and I only had a mild case which was symptomatic for only about 7 days. Never any need for a doctor or hospital. Cost to Alberta Health Services - one PCR test and one rapid test. Thailand’s requirement to  hospitalize everyone who was positive was a big waste of time and not based on science.

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Thailand’s Universal Coverage for Emergency Patients has spent more than 101 billion baht on Covid-19 treatment over the past two years. In 2020, the government spent 3.8 billion for treatments, and that number spiked to 97.7 billion last year. This year, the total treatment cost has been 32.4 billion baht. For patients with mild symptoms or no symptoms at all, the estimated cost is 23,248 baht per person at state hospitals, and 50,326 baht per person at private hospitals. For patients with moderate symptoms, the estimated cost is 81,844 baht at state hospitals, and 92,752 baht at private hospitals. For […]

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why are the Government complaining about their own stupid rules of placing A symptomatic people in Hospitals and spending that money and wasting staff and time on meals etc!

But no mention on how much they clawed back through SHA Hotels and PCR tests including Taxes and added % profits from Hotels and Alleged kick backs?

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