BANGKOK, July 23 (Bernama) -- Thai and Cambodian hospitals will work together to improve medical access along the border particularly in treating common monsoon diseases like malaria, said Public Health Ministry's inspector-general Dr. Thawatchai Kamoltham.
Dr. Thawatchai said one aim of the collaboration is to reduce treatment
and medical fees for patients, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.
The hospitals involved are Sa Kaeo Hospital, Phra Pok Klao Chanthaburi
Hospital, Trat Hospital, Banteay Meanchey Hospital, Battambang Hospital,
and Koh Kong Hospital.
Hospitals located in seven Thai provinces bordering Cambodia spend
nearly 50 million baht (US$1.62 million) annually in providing free
treatment to low income Cambodian patients.
Hospitals in three Thai border provinces including Trat, Chanthaburi
and Sa Kaeo spend about 24 million baht (US$776,618) a year for a