Sorry for not typing Thai.I have no Thai font over here.
I want to tell you why I don't agree with 30 Baht.
First; Formerly,all poor people can be treated by doctor without pay.This was a real event that occured at all hospital in Thailand.In district hospital,poor people are more than 80%and all of them need not to pay.Every villages had to point out which family are poor and by this way we could get true poors around the country.In the higher step hospital(not include private),there was a fund named Sang Kom Song Klo that served this cost of treatment.When any hospital couldn't treat patients with save,the patients could be refered to the higher step hospital.The patients were treated with high quality measures because doctors and director of the hospital had not to care for howmuch did this treatment cost.When they wanted to refer patient to other hospital ,they could do immediately because no the matter of money dealed.All children and eldery had right for the cost of health. After using this 30 Baht ,I can tell you all many many many people died because of the matter of money.Director of the hospital or the one who takes responsibility about hospital monitary alway prohibits doctor for refering the patient who has complicated disease.Most doctors feel guilty about this but the one they can do is discussion themselves.No one can tell you ,people,know even the director of hospital.
Second; Formerly,hospital got budget from the government.This budget is ,in fact not enough for expense at every levels of hospitals.Considerable amount of money came from " the middle class and the rich " who were treated in that hospital.
They had to pay the cost of treatment and hospital earned from this.This amount of money was not much but enough for cost of drugs and treatment.
Why?because government paid salary for all officers.( If you know the salary of doctor and health officers,you may not blame them as same as you do today).At this moment; this amount of money from the middle class and the rich disappears totally.While the poor doesn't get any benefit from this 30 Baht,the middle class and the rich, who someone never paid tax for this country,are free from charge.
For me; 30 Baht is for the middle class and the rich.Not for the poor at all.
Finally,this policy invaded medical standard ,medical ethic,even medical study.( This government can produce Family medicine doctor within few months!( The world standard takes many years as same as Thai's formerly)This is a true bad thing.
Thank you for reading.
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