With the Thailand healthcare being one of the most booming sectors in the world, the government is now trying to raise the bar to be able to exceed competition by many levels. This was observed by a new rule set by the state government which focuses on creating a new and better strong structure for the premium healthcare. This is all part of improving the healthcare quality of the country much more than it already is. This was enforced through talks an deals conducted by the Office of the Insurance Commission (OIC).
The main suggestions is to be able to provide prices for many different items in the field (almost 4000), which fall under the scheme called the Universal Coverage for Emergency Patients. Then the facilities are obliged to be able to handle emergency units in their hospital for a period of almost 72 hours continuous. This will help hospitals be able to prove themselves in extreme conditions which are well-common in Thailand.
This was commented on by the director-general of the Internal Trade Department Mr. Whichai Phochanakij who noted with interest, “After the rule which requires private hospitals to display the price of drugs and the fees for medical supplies and services in order to allow consumers to make better-informed decisions prior to receiving treatment came into effect on May 30, private hospitals have to inform only of the actual costs of medicines, medical supplies and medical services, excluding unrelated expenses such as employees’ wages or construction costs of the new buildings.”