Hua Hin hospital finally to repay money to "fleeced" farang cancer sufferer, Damrongtham

Hua Hin hospital finally to repay money to "fleeced" farang cancer sufferer, Damrongtham

 

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Thai media 77jowo reported that the Hua Hin Hospital and the Department of Public Heath have agreed to return more than 20,000 baht to a man from the Netherlands who said he was fleeced by the hospital because he was a foreigner. 
 
Back in September 2016 a man now known to be Erwin Buse complained to the government watchdog Damrongtham in Prajuab Khiri Khan that he had been obliged to pay 300 baht for each visit to the hospital and an unexplained 858 baht "admission fee". The former engineer was said at the time to be suffering from prostate cancer. 
 
He said he was being fleeced because he was a foreigner. By that time he had already been in Thailand ten years and had a Thai wife. 
 
But justice was slow in coming and visits to the hospital - that Mr Buse said were painful round trips of 200 kilometers on a motorcycle - got him nowhere as the hospital came up with excuse after excuse not to pay him. 
 
However, 77Jowo reported good news for Mr Buse on a recent visit to the Prajuab Damrongtham office. 
 
He was told by the office that he would be receiving 20,000 baht from Hua Hin Hospital and the Department of Public Health by the end of this month. They noted that his campaign for payment started in 2016. 
 
The Thai media reported that Mr Buse, from the Netherlands, was now suffering from intestinal cancer, has no job and looks after goats. 
 
His Thai wife runs a salon in Makham Khong, Koh Lak, they said. 
 
Source: 77Jowo
 
 
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