UK soap star's four million baht Thai hospital bill - yet more fiction from "The Sun"

PUBLISHED ON FRI, JUL 21, 2017 3:37 AM

UK soap star's four million baht Thai hospital bill - yet more fiction from "The Sun"

 

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The hospital on Samui treating a former UK soap star after he fell at a waterfall has hit back at UK media that suggested his treatment would be four million baht.

 

While it appears that the soap star doesn't appear to have any money.

 

The claim about the hospital bill was made in the UK's "The Sun" after Paul Nicholls was rescued by police and medics after spending several days by an isolated stream.

 

Mr Nicholls, who appeared in "Eastenders" on BBC 1 from 1996, broke his leg and suffered a serious smashed kneecap.

 

Thai International Hospital director Dr Dunyakit Withayajanyaphong said that the star's treatment would come to 500,000.

 

Mr Nicholls had told the hospital that he could not afford that and he will be transferred to Koh Samui Hospital.

 

Thai International said they were already out of pocket to the tune of 46,000 after Mr Nicholls said he had no money.

 

He hasn't paid a single baht of his bill.

 

Dr Dunyakit said that his hospital were the latest victims of erroneous reporting in the foreign press. He said they had done everything to help the tourist but had lost face due to the false story.

 

He didn't know how "The Sun" had come to the conclusion the cost was 4 million - there was no way it could be that much. He said that the main problem for Mr Nicholls was that he needed extensive treatment on his knee including a 14 day course of injections to prevent infection.

 

He would be repatriated to the UK for an operation on his knee, he said.

 

Asked about the misunderstanding about the bill the doctor said it may have been the fault of the patient who probably got confused as he suffers from what Daily News reported as Pi-Bolar.

 

Thaivisa assumes they meant the condition bi-polar where sufferers can misunderstand information. It appeared that it was not just the UK press that could make mistakes.

 

Source: https://www.dailynews.co.th/regional/586538

 
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