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Healthcare in Thailand

The official data regarding the healthcare landscape in Thailand is indeed difficult to come by in the public domain. The latest available data showed that in 1995, physician ratio and hospital bed ratio are believed to be around 0.3 and 1.9 respectively (for every 1,000 residents in the country). In 2002, in term of purchasing power parity (PPP), an average of $321 was spent by the population on health care expenditure. Collectively, the country spent close to 4.4 percent of its GDP (or gross domestic product) on healthcare infrastructure; with 57.1 percent of that amount attributed to public healthcare while the balance was absorbed by the private sector.

Thailand Healthcare HIV and pandemic situation

According to another independent report made available in the same year, it concluded that the general population has no problem in maintaining reasonable sanitation as well as gaining access to clean drinking water. The big alarm in Thailand, though, is the human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS). But there is a strong political will to reverse this threat.   Thailand was also troubled by the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza (bird flu) on birds’ species which occupy Thailand air-space and beyond. The other infectious diseases that are posing major threats are dengue fever, bacterial diarrhea, Japanese encephalitis, malaria, hepatitis, leptospirosis, and rabies.

 Then in 2001, Thailand decided it was to become one of the very few countries in the world to adopt universal health coverage. It was a noble decision, especially coming from a country that is not considered economic powerhouse, to move to such comprehensive insurance scheme.

Finding a Health Insurance in Thailand

Whether you are looking for a comprehensive or a competitive health insurance in Thailand we can help you finding the most suitable Health insurance for your needs. Please do not hesitate to ask us for a free Health Insurance quote.


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