Hua Hin Hospital - 194M Baht Debt

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Hua Hin Hospital - 194M Baht Debt

Post by Big Boy » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:49 pm

Ouch, I've always praised the services of Hua Hin Hospital - this has been quite a shock to me.
Public Health Minister Dr. Piyasakol Sakonsattayatorn announced that the long-dire situation is now critical but that the government was trying to come up with solutions to help the failing medical care institutions
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Post by Nereus » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:59 pm

Yes, it is BS. On the same page you will see this:

Junta secures 2 billion baht for more Chinese tanks
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Post by HHTel » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:09 pm

It's all about accounting. They have a budget which they have to manage. It could well be that state funds are below par. Just like other countries including the UK, each organisation is responsible for it's own accounting. There are some 900 state run hospitals in Thailand and 18 are in debt. Is this under-funding or bad management or other (which I'll not expand on).

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Post by Big Boy » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:43 pm

Nereus wrote:
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:59 pm
Yes, it is BS. On the same page you will see this:

Junta secures 2 billion baht for more Chinese tanks
Yes, that did make me chuckle.
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Post by Big Boy » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:47 pm

HHTel wrote:
Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:09 pm
It's all about accounting. They have a budget which they have to manage. It could well be that state funds are below par. Just like other countries including the UK, each organisation is responsible for it's own accounting. There are some 900 state run hospitals in Thailand and 18 are in debt. Is this under-funding or bad management or other (which I'll not expand on).
Or are they developing beyond their means. They've recently finished the blue building, there's a satellite recently opened near the by-pass, there's still massive development going on at the main site, and I'm sure there's more. What sort of accountant allows further spending when you're broke?

If I want to build something at my house I make sure I have the money first :? Or is it just the Thai way these days? Debt, debt and even more debt.
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Post by hhinner » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:17 pm

I think all state hospitals are in debt because the universal health scheme is badly underfunded. High speed trains, subs and tanks are much more important.

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Post by oakdale160 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:29 pm

the arming of thai, who are they worried about? Who is likely to invade etc? my guess the Chinese, cant help feeling that buying from the Chinese to protect yourself against the Chinese is a dubious policy. And anyway, for how many minutes would the Thai army halt the invading Chinese??

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Post by Bristolian » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:40 pm

Not only is the fund under funded (does that even make sense?) but the funding is focussed in the wrong areas.

The LOS was pleased to announce that they now have enough trained doctors/medically trained professionals for the next 20 years, I believe. I would need to check the reports for a reference. Unfortunately this is not even close to the truth. Thailand has an accute shortage of doctors and medical staff capable or trained to handle the aging population.

Not to make any comparison or mockery of current funding but 36 Billion Baht for submarines and 10 Billion Baht for new tanks might be better spent in other ways more benifical to Thai people.

Oh no, I forgot, Thailand is under threat from friendly countries sharing the border. :o

I have nothing against military spending but I tespectfully suggest it should be foccused on current and future threats and not on aging wet dreams.
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Re: Hua Hin Hospital - 194M Baht Debt

Post by StevePIraq » Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:59 pm

Every country generates a budget split across all the sectors of the economy, every sector of the government has the opportunity to calculate it's own budget requirement and seek these funds from the budget. This includes medical care, military expenditure etc. Thailand is no different and no worse than the UK.

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Re: Hua Hin Hospital - 194M Baht Debt

Post by Nereus » Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:43 pm

Hmm, we make have a new reader :shock:
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B5bn injection to help loss-ridden state hospitals

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha allocated 5 billion baht from the government's central fund as an immediate solution to support about 80 loss-ridden hospitals under the Public Health Ministry.

Health Minister Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn said on Friday the prime minister allocated the money because he was worried about the liquidity problem at public hospitals.

The minister attributed the financial problem to insufficient regular budget funding to support public treatment under the universal health care scheme and to the national trend towards an ageing society.

The 5-billion-baht was only an immediate solution. In the long run the overall health and health insurance systems would have to be overhauled and hospitals would need feasible operations, Dr Piyasakol said.

He had yet to discuss long-term solutions with relevant authorities. But at this stage, hospitals needed efficient operations and more money.

The health minister said about 80 public hospitals were suffering from long-standing losses and five of them were critically financially weak. They included community-based hospitals, he said.
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