New Government Hospital in Bangkok

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New Government Hospital in Bangkok

Post by Nereus » Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:08 pm

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http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general ... -in-wealth

A cashed-up, state-run hospital is giving private hospitals a run for their money by offering similar quality for a fraction of the cost.

King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital (KCMH) may soon rank as the premier state-run hospital in Thailand — making it your No.1 choice for 30-baht healthcare — as a huge investment in healthcare brings the nation’s public hospitals racing into the modern age.

Its new building not only provides roving robots that offer online consultations (“face time”) with physicians, among other cutting-edge technology, but also digital-era speed and efficiency and an unprecedented boost in treatment capacity and delivery time to patients.

To cap things off, there is a helipad on the roof for emergency cases.

Analysts say the equipment and skill of doctors is on par with — or above — Bangkok’s Bumrungrad Hospital, arguably the most famous international hospital in Thailand.

While KCMH may lack Bumrungrad’s 5-star hotel gloss, the recent investment means lower waiting times in a nation where state hospitals are notoriously overcrowded.

With a spike in the number of patients overstretching its medical and healthcare resources, KCMH, one of the primary sanatoriums in the country, is adding a new building that will reputedly be positioned as the region’s newest medical power house.

The Bhumisirimangkalanusorn Building project, once its is fully operational, is expected to be a model of efficiency aided by the most advanced medical equipment.

The new building — dubbed the largest medical hub in Asean — is designed to answer these problems. The 12.5-billion-baht (US$376 million) investment is being jointly financed by the state and the Thai Red Cross Society. Construction began in 2007.

The 29-storey facility has opened on a phased basis since last year and is due to be fully inaugurated by Christmas. It has over 1,250 beds and offers fully-integrated medical services under one roof.

When at full capacity it will house over 1,600 physicians and 2,100 nurses. ICU patients will be individually cared for by at least one nurse, the hospital said.
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..........................................>>>>>>>> long article well worth reading. I just have to wonder if it is really aimed at all Thais, or just another "we are the greatest" publicly propaganda to attract foreign patients?
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Re: New Government Hospital in Bangkok

Post by StevePIraq » Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:18 pm

These seems like a marvelous development and I hope it truly helps the population. I do however find it hard to believe the US$376m included the medical equipment fit out.
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Re: New Government Hospital in Bangkok

Post by handdrummer » Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:58 pm

I read the article and it told us everything except the location of the hospital.

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Re: New Government Hospital in Bangkok

Post by StevePIraq » Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:15 pm

Bhumisirimangkalanusorn Building
King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital
1873, Rama 4 Rd., Lumphini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand
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Re: New Government Hospital in Bangkok

Post by handdrummer » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:44 am

Thanks Steve.

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