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Thailand: Public Hospitals to Take Private Hospital Emergency Cases


The Emergency Medical Committee has designated 25 public hospitals in Bangkok and surrounding provinces to admit referral patients from Bangkok private hospitals following the first 72 hours of emergency treatment.\r\nUpcountry patients will be referred to respective provincial hospitals. The resolution was made at a meeting on 16 March to discuss the Universal Coverage for Emergency Patients [UCEP] policy at the Public Health Ministry in Nonthaburi. 
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Thailand: 72-hour Emergency Treatment for Free at any Hospital


Starting from 1 April 2017, emergency patients can go to any hospital for 72 hours free emergency treatment, the Public Health Ministry has announced.\r\nPublic Health Minister Dr Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn said yesterday (31 March) that the ministry has launched the Universal Coverage for Emergency Patients (UCEP) policy.\r\nPiyasakol said that to cover the medical bill for the first 72 hours, the ministry has consulted with all relevant agencies and private hospitals to set up a rate for emergency treatment costing more than Bt3,000. 
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Thailand: Emergency Patients Forced to Pay “Free” Care


Bangkok: More than half of the 912 patients who sought the government’s much-advertised free emergency medical help between April 1 and 9 found themselves labelled “unqualified” at hospitals.\r\nEarlier this year, the Public Health Ministry vowed to ensure that all emergency patients would receive free medical services within 72 hours of developing life-threatening symptoms, from April 1 onwards. But 527 of 912 people whose families believed they were in life-or-death situations were declared ineligible for free medical treatment.
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Thailand: Care System sadly in an Unhealthy State


Bangkok: Less than 10 days after the Prayut Chan-o-cha government implemented the Universal Coverage for Emergency Patients (UCEP) scheme which requires private hospitals to accept emergency patients within 72 hours, Natee Sarawaree suffered a cerebral haemorrhage after a fall. Without consciousness, he was rushed to the nearest private hospital,\r\nA transfer to the state hospital he was registered with was ruled out as it was deemed too risky. And under the new scheme the hospital is prohibited from rejecting a patient in the red category. 
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Thailand: Training Program for Safer Working Environment


Kota Kinabalu: With intent to promote a safer working environment, Relevant Strategic Resources Sdn Bhd developed a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) first aid and fire safety training programme to impart basic practical first aid and fire safety knowledge on industry players.\r\nThe training programme is planned for July 11, will feature HRDF-certified trainers Dr Joseph Lee and Ir Dr Jacob Yan, who will conduct two modules - CPR and First Aid at the Workplace, and Fire Safety at the Workplace. The modules, which fulfil the stipulated needs under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994 and the Factory and Machinery Act 1967, are meant
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