Archive For 31st May 2019

Govt Takes Concrete Steps To Stop Overpricing At Private Hospitals

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Govt Takes Concrete Steps To Stop Overpricing At Private Hospitals

Private Hospitals will no longer be allowed to hit patients with huge bills after authorities introduced clear legal measures yesterday to curb hefty prices. The new regulations, controlling the price of medicines, medical supplies and medical services, went into effect yesterday.   Many patients go to private hospitals to avoid the crowds and long queues…

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Outstanding Fines To Block Car Registration Renewal

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Outstanding Fines To Block Car Registration Renewal

From October 1, vehicle owners need to pay all traffic fines or they will be denied the right to secure round stickers that prove they have renewed their registration.   Car registration must be renewed annually and the sticker prominently displayed on the vehicle.   Many drivers have ignored traffic tickets issued by the police….

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Laws On Sexual Crime Toughened

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Laws On Sexual Crime Toughened

Thailand has toughened its laws related to rape in a bid to better prevent, or at least curb, sexual crimes.   Sexual attacks against children below the age of 13, for example, will result in life in prison under the tougher law, while penalties will double for rapists who share recordings of the assault. The…

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Tourists Number Projection Remains At 40 million

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Tourists Number Projection Remains At 40 million

The University of the Thai Chambers of Commerce’s Center for Economic and Business Forecasting is still positive the total number of visitors to Thailand this year will reach 40 million from campaigns promoting tourism in local cities and the extension of VISA on Arrival fees waiver. Mr Thanawat Polvichai, the Director of the University of…

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FingerPrint And Facial Recognition Now Scanning Passengers At Don Mueang Airport

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FingerPrint And Facial Recognition Now Scanning Passengers At Don Mueang Airport

A biometric scanning system is now in operation at Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok. The system scans the fingerprints of all travellers coming in or going out of the country.   The system, which also includes facial recognition, is in the process of being rolled out at all immigration checkpoints nationwide as Thailand looks to…

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Every Foreign Tourist To Thailand Set To Be Charged 100 Baht Insurance Fee

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Every Foreign Tourist To Thailand Set To Be Charged 100 Baht Insurance Fee

Thai media has reported that the Thai Ministry of Tourism and Sports is proposing that every foreign tourist visiting Thailand should be charged an insurance and life insurance fee. BECTERO reported that this was likely to be about 100 baht per trip and come in within the next six months. The money would be used…

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Mandatory Health Insurance For Over 50s In Thailand Only Affects Those On Non-Immigrant Visa O-A

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Mandatory Health Insurance For Over 50s In Thailand Only Affects Those On Non-Immigrant Visa O-A

Thaivisa has today spoken with Prachuap Khiri Khan Immigration in a bid to try and clear up some confusion surrounding the recent announcement regarding mandatory health insurance for Non-Immigrant Visa O-A.   Prachuap Khiri Khan Immigration told Thaivisa that the new requirements only affect people seeking Non-Immigrant Visa O-A.   The requirement for mandatory health insurance…

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Khon Kaen: School Mergers Offer Students Big Changes

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Khon Kaen: School Mergers Offer Students Big Changes

With a sinking heart, Pramuan Sri-udom said goodbye to the 79-year-old Ban Noen Ku School in Tambon Sawathee of Khon Kaen’s Muang district after having taught there for many years. Pramuan and his 18 primary-level pupils were moved to the larger Ban Moung Po School in the same tambon, under the Office of Basic Education…

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Private Hospital In Trouble For Charging Bt30,000 For Diarrhoea

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Private Hospital In Trouble For Charging Bt30,000 For Diarrhoea

A Private hospital is in hot waters for charging a patient Bt30,000 for a simple stomach infection. A source at the Internal Trade Department revealed yesterday that a review of the medical bill suggests the price charged was unreasonable.   “The hospital will be asked to explain,” the source said.   According to the source,…

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May 4 Announced As New Date For Coronation Day Official Holiday

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May 4 Announced As New Date For Coronation Day Official Holiday

The Cabinet on Tuesday announced May 4 as the new Coronation Day official holiday. The new holiday date marks the day that His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn took the throne.   The previous Coronation Day was May 5, when the late King Rama IX was enthroned.   Assistant government spokesman Athisit Chaiyanuwat said the change…

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