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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23
    @ant - depends on the testing done. Could be that there are not enough test kits. At the start, PI only had 2,000 test kits from the WHO. Had to procure more and this week, the donated kits from SG arrived. Thus more testing and more positive cases.
    Cheers katie, yep I see that, I've just got a feeling that if more testing were available and being done that number for Thailand would be many, many times higher. I've been going to-and-from work all week and there's a check-point set up right out front of my office -- it's barely ever manned (other than the first day when all the TV cameras were there) and even when operating they're only randomly checking every 6th vehicle or so.

    Other than that you wouldn't really know anything is going on.

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    Well, received an email notice on the wife’s cell phone – it is registered with our local international hospital and they provided an info email concerning Covid 19 testing in Bangkok.

    FYI to All

    Where To Get Tested For COVID-19 In Bangkok - Hospital Guide & Prices

    Where To Get Tested For COVID-19 In Bangkok – Hospital Guides, Prices, & Information

    As Thailand’s COVID-19 cases are going up, many people have started to take their own health more seriously, especially in fear of unknowingly being infected.
    To ease your mind, here’s a list of hospitals in Bangkok where you can get tested for COVID-19.

    Note: There’s a possibility that prices might differ for locals and foreigners, as well as for individual cases. Do make sure to give a hospital a call to double-check before your appointment.


    1. Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute

    Price: ฿8,000 – 14,000. Tests may be free based on doctors’ discretion, as reported by Khaosod.
    Address: 38 Moo 4/14 Tiwanon Rd, Mueang Nonthaburi District, Nonthaburi 11000
    Nearest Train Station: Ministry of Public Health MRT
    Telephone: +66-2-951-1171
    Website




    2. Chulalongkorn Hospital


    Price: ฿3,000 – 6,000
    Address: 1873 Rama IV Rd, Pathum Wan, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330
    Nearest Train Station: Saladaeng BTS
    Telephone: +66-2-256-4000
    Website


    3. Ramathibodi Hospital


    Price: ฿5,000 (Thais), ฿7,000 (Foreigners)
    Address: 270 Thanon Rama VI, Thung Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400
    Nearest Train Station: Victory Monument BTS
    Telephone: +66-2-201-1000
    Website
    Note: Tests will only be given to those with COVID-19 symptoms.


    4. Vichaiyut Hospital


    Price: ฿7,500
    Address: 53 Setsiri Rd, Phyathai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400
    Nearest Train Station: Ari BTS
    Telephone: +66-2-265-7777
    Website
    Note: Tests are reserved for those with COVID-19 symptoms.


    5. Bangpakok 9 International Hospital


    Price: ฿7,900 – ฿10,000
    Address: 362 Rama 2 Road, Bang Mot, Chom Thong, Bangkok 10150
    Nearest Train Station: Ari BTS
    Telephone: +66-2-109-9111
    Website


    6. Phyathai 2 Hospital


    Price: ฿6,100 – ฿6,500
    Address: 943 Phahonyothin Rd, Phaya Thai, Bangkok 10400
    Nearest Train Station: Sanam Pao BTS
    Telephone: +66-2-271-6700
    Website


    7. Phyathai 3 Hospital


    Price: ฿6,100 – ฿6,500
    Address: 111 Phet Kasem Rd, Pak Khlong Phasi Charoen, Phasi Charoen, Bangkok 10160
    Nearest Train Station: Bang Phai MRT
    Telephone: +66-2-467-1111
    Website
    Note: Tests will only be given to those with recent travel to high-risk countries.


    8. PatRangsit Hospital


    Price: ฿8,000
    Address: Pathum Thai limited company, Phahonyothin Rd, Khu Khot, Lam Luk Ka District, Pathum Thani 12130
    Telephone: +66-2-998-9999
    Website


    9. Siriraj Piyamaharajkarun Hospital


    Price: Based on doctors’ prescription
    Address: 2 Thanon Wang Lang, Siri Rat, Bangkok Noi, Bangkok 10700
    Nearest Train Station: Bang Khun Non MRT
    Telephone: +66-2-419-1000
    Website
    Note: Tests will only be given to those with COVID-19 symptoms


    10. The Bangkok Christian Hospital


    Price: ฿8,000 – ฿10,000 for both Thais and foreigners
    Address: 124 Si Lom, Suriya Wong, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
    Nearest Train Station: Saladaeng BTS
    Telephone: +66-2-625-9000
    Website


    11. Praram 9 Hospital


    Price: Prices start from ฿9,200 (Thais) and ฿10,000 (foreigners). Depending on individual cases, prices can reach up to ฿16,000.
    Address: 99 Rama IX Rd, Bang Kapi, Huai Khwang, Bangkok 10310
    Nearest Train Station: Phra Ram 9 MRT
    Telephone: +66-2-202-9999
    Website
    Update, 18th March 2020: Due to a current shortage of test items, the hospital is not providing diagnoses at the moment.


    12. Paolo Hospital Phaholyothin


    Price: ฿5,000 (Thais), from ฿6,000 (Foreigners)
    Address: 670 1 Phahonyothin Rd, Samsen Nai, Phaya Thai, Bangkok 10400
    Nearest Train Station: Saphan Khwai BTS
    Telephone: +66-2-279-7000
    Website


    13. Paolo Hospital Chokchai 4


    Price: ฿6,000-7,000 for both Thais and foreigners
    Address: 1 Chok Chai 4 Rd, Lat Phrao, Bangkok 10230
    Nearest Train Station: Ratchadaphisek MRT
    Telephone: +66-2-514-4140
    Website


    14. Paolo Hospital Samutprakarn


    Price: ฿6,500 for both Thais and foreigners
    Address: 123 Moo 8 Srinagarindra Rd, Tambon Bang Muaeng, Samut Prakan 10270
    Nearest Train Station: Srinagarindra BTS
    Telephone: +66-2-363-2000
    Website


    15. Paolo Hospital Rangsit


    Price: ฿8,000 for both Thais and foreigners
    Address: 11, 1 Rangsit – Nakhon Nayok Rd, Tambon Prachathipat, Thanyaburi District, Pathum Thani 12130
    Telephone: +66-2-577-8111
    Website


    16. Paolo Hospital Kaset


    Price: ฿6,500 for both Thais and foreigners
    Address: 2012 5-7 Soi Phahon Yothin 34, Sena Nikhom, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900
    Nearest Train Station: Sena Niknom BTS
    Telephone: +66-2-150-0900
    Website


    17. Paolo Hospital Phrapradaeng


    Price: ฿8,600-฿9,000 for both Thais and foreigners
    Address: Suksawad Road, Pak Khlong Bang Pla Kot, Phra Samut Chedi District, Samut Prakan 10290
    Telephone: +66-2-818-9000
    Website


    18. Rajavithi Hospital


    Price: Prices may vary depending on individual cases
    Address: 2 Phayathai Rd, Thung Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400
    Nearest Train Station: Victory Monument BTS
    Telephone: +66-2-354-8108
    Website
    Note: Tests will only be given to those with COVID-19 symptoms


    19. Ramkhamhaeng Hospital – drive-thru test


    To reduce direct contact with other patients, you can also get tested for COVID-19 at a drive-thru testing station at Ramkhamhaeng Hospital.
    Once you’re there, you don’t need to step out of the vehicle. Just roll down your window and allow the staff member to take a sample from your nasal cavity and throat. Then, the hospital will send your sample to a laboratory for examination.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    There is an increasing worldwide shortage of the reagent chemicals used in the COVID test, a problem experienced by the UK's NHS so one should imagine the healthcare system in PI is that much worse.
    It's not just the reagents/ chemicals/ equipment that's lacking. There's also shortage here of PPE. I've seen reports / vids on local news about health workers, barangay (village) support staff & volunteers making their own makeshift face shields out of clear plastic folders, use of rain coats & garbage bags instead of hazmat suits, face masks, etc. Accdg to the govt, PPE for med staff have been ordered, but it takes time for delivery, etc.

    Public hospitals in PI have been full prior to the pandemic, ICU beds few & far between. Prior to the lockdown last 15 March, I had a colleague who experienced difficulty in finding a hospital with ICU - needed for a relative who suffered a stroke.

    I've also read/heard that there are only ~1,500 ventilators in PI, 500 of which are in Metro Manila. The provinces are f*****.

    Actually, the whole world is f***** right now. I saw the PPE worn by the UK NHS in the drive through testing centers. The med staff wore a sleeveless plastic sheet over their scrub suit, surgical mask (not N95) and gloves. Huge contrast to the full hazmat suits of med staff in S Korea's drive through centers. Lack of PPE too in the US - many vids about it. Sigh...

    Not to mention many poor ppl now getting hungry here, because of 3 weeks of lockdown. In some areas, govt support was just 2 kg rice + 2 packs of instant noodles. Certainly not enough for a family. Double sigh...

    Stay safe, sane & healthy, everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    I guess they're better than nothing. N95 masks are impossible to find.
    We're reusing the 'disposable' surgical masks, Bought a couple of boxes when the shit hit the fan, a couple of days later you couldn't get them for love or money. Sister in Law was giving us hers from Macau but they can't cross the border now without 14 days quarantine at their own expense so that's our supply gone.
    Macau ID holders get government issued 1 mask a day (10 at a time). Sis in law doesn't leave the house so was giving us hers. Quite high quality disposable surgical masks.
    I give them a rinse after a couple of days and soak them in a dettol solution. Best I can do under the circumstances.
    Got to wear them here.
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    From my own internet research I understand there may be only around 3,000 ventilators in Thailand but of course assessing the needs of each patient in gauging oxygen requirements, executing intubation and maintaining specific nursing care during the ventilator's use is a skilled business and requires specialised training.

    Infection is a perennial risk.

    Best to hope one is in the 80% cohort that merely experiences a bout of the flu or if worse the immune system defeats the virus before the cytokine cascade gets out of control.

    This has to be the worst virus the Chinese have produced yet.

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    138 medical staff have tested positive in Malaysia.

    The army are surveilling with drones. Road blocks everywhere.

    You are only allowed one person per car and are not permitted to go more than 10kms from your home for essential services or medical treatment.

    Haven't left the house in 2 or 3 weeks, lost count now.

    Shutdown should have been over on the 14th but talk of extending it by another 2 weeks now, to take it up to 6 weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    There’s a possibility that prices might differ for locals and foreigners, as well as for individual cases. Do make sure to give a hospital a call to double-check before your appointment
    I thought there was a lack of these testing kits?

    Foreigners get tested for free here.

    Foreigners can have Covid-19 tests free of charge at govt hospitals | Free Malaysia Today

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    Never underestimate the Thai willingness to exploit and profiteer.

    It is of course only common sense that as many as possible are tested at every level, wherever and without restriction if this pandemic is to be successfully controlled.

    Thai greediness and lack of commmonsense militates against this.

    Charging people the equivalent, in many cases, more than a week's salary for a relatively straightforward test is a disgrace but there you go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Indeed, ad hominem attacks on Hitler were quite inappropriate in judging Mein Kampf.

    You fucking idiot.
    You may find that it was Hitlers actions not his literary skills that resulted in his demonisation.

    If you were to be judged upon your mad rantings on this forum you would be carted off to a lunatic asylum quick smart. Instead you are holed up in a low rent condo in Pattaya -

    Tip - Given the choice the former looks much more enticing.

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    My earlier epithet remains apposite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    I thought there was a lack of these testing kits?
    Maybe and maybe not - I personally do not believe what is printed, spoken or quoted... very little, if any accountability

    On the basis of Thailands reported number of Covid 19 cases on the Covid Trackers i.e. 2k confirmed with @ 20 fatalities for a country with @ 65M residents - absolutely "stellar"

    Can you believe the metrics?

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    Just in on Thaiger...

    Phuket has reported 9 new Covid-19 coronavirus cases today (Saturday), bringing the total number to 109. Of the total, 17 have made a full recovery and been discharged from hospital; 92 are still in hospital, with 1 patient remaining in critical condition.

    1,423 people are considered at high risk due to contact with confirmed cases. 221 people are in hospital, 129 of them awaiting test results. 1,202 have already been sent home. As in the past week, most of the cases come out of Patong.



    Yesterday Region 1 police in Pattaya province seized 787,779 face masks and 10,000 litres of alcohol gel smuggled into the country from Vietnam. The smuggled goods were found in three houses in Samut Prakan, Nonthaburi and Don Muang.

    The smugglers’ told police that they planned on selling the face masks for 14 baht per piece which would have potentially made them over 10,000,000 baht.

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    I have been wearing masks when I leave my house to go out which isn't much. I have cans of Lysol disinfectant spray. After a day I hang it and spray, then wear another mask. Have had same masks for weeks now. My daughter suggested this method as this is what they are doing at various hospitals around the US. They go a bit further and first expose them to 125f heat in a oven for 5 hours, then take out and spray.

    At this juncture I guess whatever works.

    I will say that my wife has read that many foreigners in various parts of Thailand are being called out as they dismiss wearing a mask in public.

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    ^ Just shows you, Thailand just doesn't give a shit,its all about the dollar.

    The confusion they are making about visa extensions is the same.

    My friend in Ubon if she wants to extend her stay has to go to Khon kaen to Laos embassy and then back to Ubon to get extension its complete madness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    The smugglers’ told police that they planned on selling the face masks for 14 baht per piece which would have potentially made them over 10,000,000 baht.
    And the face masks would have sold out quite quickly.

    Did a Makro run this AM - no face masks - had chicken eggs though

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    Can you believe the metrics?
    Funny how they are thinking of bringing in a 24 hour curfew when their covid figures are so low and seem stable in the pick a number between 100 and 150 range every day.

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    Honestly, the sheer stupidity of the Thai will kill thousands more.

    Just what the fuck are those infected people doing in a bloody hospital if they are not in need of critical ICU care!!??

    Christ on a bike, the entire world is giving out the same advice: if you contract it, stay at home and on no account must you go to a hospital. If you cannot breathe and your skin is turning white, with blue lips, then go to hospital but not before.

    Unfuckingbelievable. And suspectd sufferers are remaining in hospital still awaiting results from tests!!!???

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    Looking at Thailand's figures, they've been on the fall every day.
    5 days qgo 143 new cases
    3 days ago 120
    Yesterday 103.

    Should be eradicated next week

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    Everyone stocked up on basics, like cash?

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    ^ You don't want cash in the house when the upcoming riots and Farang hunting kicks off. Let em have the bog roll.

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    It is really an incredible situation - gotta go back to the initial info - 80% of those infected experienced mild symptoms. Runny nose/sniffles, mild headache, scratchy throat, slight fever, nothing the would prevent them from going to work or even calling themselves sick.

    Yet, there is/are the 5% that wound up in serious respiratory distress and the 15% fatalities in the "old age" group.

    So, this is a most serious problem for a small section of our society - is/are our actions correct, underserved, of over blown knee jerk reactions?

    Consider the serious economic impact and realize that a great many folk who will not get even a sniffle out of this Pandemic are suffering a catastrophic financial calamity that they will never recover from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    Did a Makro run this AM - no face masks - had chicken eggs though
    The Ampur issued every person in the village one face mask yesterday provided a family member went to the Ampur to collect.

    Also alcohol is still being sold but 'mums the word'.

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    ^^
    Absolutely spot on and the quicker this conclusion is reached the better. Sound judgement and sanity have to prevail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Honestly, the sheer stupidity of the Thai will kill thousands more.

    Just what the fuck are those infected people doing in a bloody hospital if they are not in need of critical ICU care!!??

    Christ on a bike, the entire world is giving out the same advice: if you contract it, stay at home and on no account must you go to a hospital. If you cannot breathe and your skin is turning white, with blue lips, then go to hospital but not before.

    Unfuckingbelievable. And suspectd sufferers are remaining in hospital still awaiting results from tests!!!???
    You think it's any better in the U.S.? Constantly reading about cases of utter stupidity in the U.S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    ^ You don't want cash in the house when the upcoming riots and Farang hunting kicks off. Let em have the bog roll.
    Yes we have a front rank of bog roll decoys, kitchen rolls in reserve followed by packs of Kleenex and bundles of grubby 20 bt notes, though someone suggested at the first sign of violence I lock up the family and lead the mob against the guy next door.

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