Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi

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Re: Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi

Post by Takiap » Sat May 05, 2018 8:07 am

What the authorities ought to be looking at is how the hell can such a "minor" injury result in a 300,000 baht bill. My guess is that the bill would have been less that 10,000 had he been taken to HH Hospital.

I personally think it is disgraceful that places like Bkk Hospital are allowed to rob people blind with no restrictions/checks at all.

There's nothing wrong with making a profit, but daylight robbery is a different matter altogether.

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Post by Big Boy » Sat May 05, 2018 8:25 am

Yes, I read elsewhere that the 300,000 Baht bill was accrued in just 4 days at Bangkok Hospital.

[Edit] I wonder what % of that was spent on educating the 'medical experts' on the difference between a scrape on some coral and a shark bite.
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Re: Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi

Post by GroveHillWanderer » Sat May 05, 2018 1:23 pm

europtimiste wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 9:47 am
laphanphon wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 1:52 pm
The way I read it, the policy didn't expire, he 'voided' by being out of country for 3 months, disqualifying his coverage. Oops.

I think, sit to be corrected.
How did they know that he was out of the country for more than 3 months ? Did they check his passport ?
Unless there was something very unusual going on, when he took the policy out, he would have had to specify the start date. The way I understood it, the policy was already older than the 3 month period it was valid for, based on the start date for the validity of the policy.

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Re: Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi

Post by laphanphon » Sat May 05, 2018 2:21 pm

Makes sense also. Just noticed when reading an article, stating out of country for 3 months, and assumed....oops, it was some kind of gov't thing where if not residing, then void. Never did the travel ins. thingy, so haven't a clue how works.

Either way, should have gotten bit earlier......555
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Re: Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi

Post by PeteC » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:58 am

Govt pays Bt67,000 to Norwegian shark victim
Around Thailand July 04, 2018 17:35 By The Thaiger ... s/30349307

The Thai tourism ministry has paid out over Bt67,000 to a Norwegian shark attack victim who was injured on April 1.

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports paid 54-year-old Werner Danielson, who was bitten on the leg near Hua Hin, before he flew back to Norway on Sunday with his Thai wife.

However, due to a problem with his insurance running out, the payment still leaves him more than Bt200,000 short.

His three-day stay in a Hua Hin hospital cost Werner Bt300,000. The payout came from a Tourism Ministry fund after consideration by a committee.

Meanwhile, deputy governor of Prajuab Khirikhan Chotnarin Kertsom said that a shark prevention net at the Sai Noi Beach in Khao Tao district would cost Bt500,000.

Discussions are ongoing about installing a net three months after the attack.
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