Thailand healthcare prices are not rising due to international patients


The article says that HSSD director general Dr Nattawuth Prasertsiripong insists measures have been put in place to control prices charged at private and government hospitals, saying "Medical tourism does not affect the price that Thais have to pay."

Commenting on the perceived brain-drain problem, with talented medical practitioners leaving state hospitals for better pay at private hospitals serving foreigners, Nattawuth said the government is addressing this issue by amending the Medical Facilities Act, which allows private medical facilities to offer educational services and training, as well as conduct research.

The article says that the claims come at a time when Thailand’s high value baht has made medical treatment expensive for overseas visitors from some countries.

For in depth analysis of the medical tourism sector in Thailand, see the IMTJ Country Profile.



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