Free Covid-19 tests in Thailand
In response, The Department of Health and Service Support asked hospitals across the country to administer Covid-19 tests and treatment, free of charge, to high-risk groups, as reported by The Phuket News.
Private hospitals asked to assist
Dr. Thares Krassanairawiwong, Director General of Thailand’s Department of Health and Service stated, “At-risk people who want to be tested for the virus can receive a free test at any hospital. If they test positive for COVID-19, they will be treated free of charge.”
This is in line with the policies of the Ministry of Public Health. The Ministry expressed that Covid-19 patients, and those directly exposed to the virus, are eligible to free tests and treatment at any hospital – public or private.
The story is still developing, stay tuned for updates.
Featured image adapted from: Chulalongkorn University