Govt sets Covid treatment payment rates

Govt sets Covid treatment payment rates

The field hospital for Covid-19 patients at the Air Force Sports Stadium in Pathum Thani, at its opening in October. It has since closed. (Photo: Chanat Katanyu)
The field hospital for Covid-19 patients at the Air Force Sports Stadium in Pathum Thani, at its opening in October. It has since closed. (Photo: Chanat Katanyu)

The government has set maximum lump sum payments for the treatment of Covid-19 patients with no or mild symptoms.

Dr Jadet Thammathat-aree, secretary-general of the National Health Security Office, said on Tuesday that payment was set at 6,000 baht per case for treatment lasting 1-6 days and 12,000 baht for a treatment period of seven days and longer.

If meals were excluded, payment would be 4,000 and 8,000 baht respectively.

From March 1, the rates would apply to green-coded Covid-19 patients who do home or  community isolation, or are admitted to hospitels and hospitals, including field hospitals, he said.

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