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    Medical tourism drop hits Bumrungrad Hospital

    Bumrungrad Hospital Plc said the plunge in medical tourists traveling to Thailand amid the coronavirus pandemic has squeezed its business, as the majority of the health-care operator’s revenue typically comes from international patients.


    “The Covid-19 crisis is a very tough test for all businesses,” Chief Executive Officer Artirat Charukitpipat said in a written interview on Monday. “More than 50% of our patients used to come from overseas. They’ve now disappeared. The most important question is how we will get over this crisis. At Bumrungrad, agility runs in our blood. We have great staff, and they are ready to adjust.”

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    Online consultations and operations, they managed it in Money Heist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Chief Executive Officer Artirat Charukitpipat said in a written interview on Monday “We have great staff, and they are ready to adjust.”
    I bet a lot of them will be doing a lot more 'adjusting' than Art over the next few months.

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    Can't speak specific about Bumrungrad, used them twenty plus years ago and quite different then.

    Today I use a private for profit international services provider hospital. The doctors I have seen, maybe a dozen over the past few years have all been individual private practice physicians that schedule a few days a week at several different hospitals. The doctors fee is always listed separately in the invoices and it does already seem to be a get paid by the individual patient that you see.

    I guess it's condolences to the admin staff and nurses who will see wage/hour cuts and or out and out layoffs.

    Get in line for the THB 5k stipend?

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    The whole worlds medical care syatem has been hit hard. BH by local standards is a very pricey operation much of which is designed to get internatonal patients and keep prices high. In US many hospitals have layed off staff since volume dropped a lot, many fear C19 and avoid treating other illneses.

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    RAYCAREY AKA. GERIATRIC CUCKOLD pornstarMedical tourism drop hits Bumrungrad Hospital-raycarey-png


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    Quote Originally Posted by EKG View Post
    The whole worlds medical care syatem has been hit hard. BH by local standards is a very pricey operation much of which is designed to get internatonal patients and keep prices high. In US many hospitals have layed off staff since volume dropped a lot, many fear C19 and avoid treating other illneses.
    Indeed, around 20% of the COVID fatalities in UK hospitals were suffered by patients who were admitted for other medical reasons but who caught the virus while in their care.

    In Britain, this shameful state of affairs stemmed from a useless government whose political party has systematically deprived the National Health Services of sufficient funding over a decade ensuring that Britain by the beginning of March 2020 had the least number of ICU beds in Europe, the least number of ventilators among EU countries and the worst protected of medical staff denied personal protection equipment which directly led to that 20% of deaths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Indeed, around 20% of the COVID fatalities in UK hospitals were suffered by patients who were admitted for other medical reasons but who caught the virus while in their care.
    Is that your guess, or an evidenced based statement, Sausages?

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    Dropped into one of the private hospitals here last week. Had only 3 or 4 patients in waiting room. Hospital staff milling about smartly trying to look busy. Doc told me about 60% of their nursing and other staff laid off.

    Bad times for hospitals all over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Dropped into one of the private hospitals here last week. Had only 3 or 4 patients in waiting room. Hospital staff milling about smartly trying to look busy. Doc told me about 60% of their nursing and other staff laid off.
    Interesting, Thanks for the report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Dropped into one of the private hospitals here last week. Had only 3 or 4 patients in waiting room. Hospital staff milling about smartly trying to look busy. Doc told me about 60% of their nursing and other staff laid off.

    Bad times for hospitals all over.
    A bit different to the narrative of hospitals (and the UK NHS) as "war zones" in the fight against Covid, blah blah.?

    Will be a shock to the system when people with other medical problems and diseases are allowed to get treated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Bad times for hospitals all over.
    Ironic, isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    Ironic, isn't it?
    Indeed. If the "media" is to be believed, one would think hospitals would be busier than a one legged man in an ass kickin contest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Indeed. If the "media" is to be believed, one would think hospitals would be busier than a one legged man in an ass kickin contest.
    A link to "media" suggestions that Thailand's premium private hospitals are overcrowded would be appreciated.

    In fact, the "media" has for some time been naming Thai provinces without a single case, so you're way off target there, I'm afraid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    A link to "media" suggestions that Thailand's premium private hospitals are overcrowded would be appreciated.

    In fact, the "media" has for some time been naming Thai provinces without a single case, so you're way off target there, I'm afraid.
    I am quite aware of the situation in the provinces. My reference to media was the unending coverage of the virus on international media sources.

    Was just passing on my recent experince at a local hospital. Won't bother in future.

    Ignore the tongue in cheek follow on. There is no link.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Ignore
    Yeah, you're not making much sense, so fair enough.

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