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    Burmese baby dies at birth after parents unable to afford Thai hospital

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    A Burmese worker stranded in Chiang Rai delivered his wife’s baby yesterday due to lack of money for hospital treatment, only to see the newborn die during the birth.
    Police sent rescue volunteers and Mae Sai Hospital medics to the scene after being notified of the incident.
    Medics found husband and wife, Phu Mong Mong and Mawin Khai, grieving for their dead infant. They explained that because the border was closed, they could not return to Myanmar and had to go to a Thai hospital to give birth.
    However, since they had little money and no right to free medical treatment, they chose to deliver the baby by themselves.
    Police found nothing suspicious and doctors reported the death as natural. Local authorities are funding the funeral rite.

    Burmese baby dies at birth after parents unable to afford Thai hospital

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    Sad tale. It's a shame local authorities didn't fund a hospital birth rather than funeral rite.

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    Police found nothing suspicious and doctors reported the death as natural. Local authorities are funding the funeral rite.
    Would've been cheaper and earn respect to fund those few baht for the hospital.

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    But nobody would be aware of the good deed.

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    I do think if the hardship had been publicised in time, the outcome might have been different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Police sent rescue volunteers and Mae Sai Hospital medics to the scene after being notified of the incident.
    Shame, they didnt just send the couple to hospital before it was an 'incident'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    Would've been cheaper and earn respect to fund those few baht for the hospital.
    We don't know if they applied to be funded.

    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    But nobody would be aware of the good deed.
    Thais like the opportunity to have cameras clicking to show good how nicer nation/people they are.

    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    I do think if the hardship had been publicised in time, the outcome might have been different.
    I agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Burmese baby dies at birth after parents unable to afford Thai hospital
    ...sounds like Alabama...

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    i you cant afford to pay the border guards and the hospital,dont make a baby.dont tell me the border police are goner refuse a pregnant woman who is about to give birth
    entry into their own country,just about sums it up what is wrong in this country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headhunter View Post
    i you cant afford to pay the border guards and the hospital,dont make a baby
    ...that's not the way nature works...

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    My understanding of the article with my poor English: it's not that they were refused by a hospital but that they did not go to the hospital, having the delivery somewhere else by themselves. That's not so exceptional event... (but an exceptional news reporting...)

    Perhaps somebody with a better English than me (there are so many here) has understood it otherwise...

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    Just post impenetrably and at length about George Orwell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Shame, they didnt just send the couple to hospital before it was an 'incident'.

    There's nothing in the story that indicates anyone even knew.

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