Insurance claim in a hospital in Bangkok - Samitivej Sukhumvit and sanaviatsiya

The story began on Phuket when my songot sick with bronchitis and he was hospitalized at Phuket International Hospital. A few days later the bronchitis went into pneumonia and the child landed in intensive care, after which he was transported by plane to Bangkok.

In this post I tell about the hospital, suddenlysomeone will also be sent to Samitivej Sukhumvit, it will be clear what to expect. We liked it much more than Phuket. And if you compare, then more than Samui (also from the network of International hospitals). Perhaps those are right who say that it is better to get into the hospitals of the Bangkok network or a similar level, that is, no worse.

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Transportation by plane from Phuket to Bangkok

As we were told, resuscitation in Phuket International Hospital (the beginning of the story) is not intended for childrenthey do not have the necessary equipment, there is no children's intensive care, so they will try to transfer us to another hospital. Since Bangkok Phuket Hospital (the most expensive and best hospital in Phuket) did not have free space in the intensive care unit, it was decided to transport it to the capital in Bangkok.

The decision was made, naturally, not by us, but by the doctortogether with the insurance ERV. Even though I constantly called asistens, I called various people whose contacts they gave me in social networks, it seems to me that everything would be organized without my anxiety. As I understood, in Bangkok, they chose between Bangkok Hospital and Samitivej Hospital, and the choice fell on the latter. Since the situation was critical, the transportation was coming by plane.

Exactly a day later the team arrived.resuscitators from the capital. It was obvious from their faces that they knew their value and they were inspired by some kind of confidence. The first time I was able to relax, and there was hope that everything will be fine. And then everything happened, as in American films. Egor was laid on a gurney, they inflated a special mattress with sides, hung up a bunch of equipment on a gurney, loaded into an ambulance and took them to the airport. All that was needed was a helicopter to make it look more like a movie.

My wife flew with my son, I stayed in Phuket andwent to our house to collect things to fly the morning flight. The plane was a sanaviatsii small, you know, such small private jets. Everywhere everything is operational, passport control only for the wife and in an expedited manner.

I did not see bills for this transportation, but according to the insurance, sanavitsiya cost about 420 thousand baht.

First on soon to Phuket airport

First on soon to Phuket airport

Then on sanaviatsii to Bangkok

Then on sanaviatsii to Bangkok

Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital

Resuscitation

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I flew to Bangkok in intensive care in the firsthalf a day Wife and child were brought at night. The son was on strong sedatikah and we were given a day to rest (we had not slept for 2 nights) so that we could rest and come to the hospital on duty. They asked very much that one of us was always with the child - and he is calmer, and we know his features better and will be able to prompt the nurse. It's great that I did not have to fight for the right to be in intensive care, here it is in the order of things. Therefore, we called a grandmother from Moscow, and thus the three of us were on duty in turns.

In total, Egor spent 15 days in intensive care. Every day (1-2 times) Dr. Anjana came, examined him, made new appointments and answered my questions. By the way, she was not secretly and spoke excellent English. Analyzes and X-rays were also done almost every day right in the ward. We were finally able to relax, everything was done as it should. We periodically called Russian familiar doctors to find out what they were doing in a given situation, but, as practice has shown, anxiety was unnecessary.

Resuscitation unit at Samitives HospitalIt is a dozen individual boxes, each of which has all the necessary equipment and even its own climate center. They did it pretty cool, about 20 degrees, apparently it should be. Honestly, I only saw such chambers in films, well, everything is very cool. But therefore expensive, especially a private hospital. Each box had its own nurse, who constantly wrote everything down in a notebook and periodically changed medicines or added new ones if they ran out (electronic capitals and began to squeak).

Sometimes a couple more people came, they didthe necessary procedures, for example, the rehabilitation of mucus, washed it, and even brushed it. All with smiles and hooting. We took turns sitting next to my son on the armchair, leaving only to eat at the food court / Starbucks and sleep in an apartmentthat took off next to the hospital.

Resuscitation unit, individual boxes in a row

Resuscitation unit, individual boxes in a row

Ward in intensive care at Samitivej Hospital

Ward in intensive care at Samitivej Hospital

Chamber in reanimation, what for TV?

Chamber in reanimation, what for TV?

They bought toys at the hospital to calm them down during the procedures.

They bought toys at the hospital to calm them down during the procedures.

In recent days, you could even lie down next to calm the guy

In recent days, you could even lie down next to calm the guy

My shift was at night, so I wrote kimaril periodicals on the chair

My shift was at night, so I wrote kimaril periodicals on the chair

Every morning, before leaving, I went to Starbucks (he was right there) to cheer up

Every morning, before leaving, I went to Starbucks (he was right there) to cheer up

Separately, I want to say about the mobile x-ray,such, too, had never seen before. Such a car arrives on wheels (the size of a dining table), a device for shooting is pushed out of it on hinges, freezes over the patient's bed, takes a picture and the car leaves.

A very handy thing, you don’t need to go anywhere, you don’t have to transport the patient, you don’t even need to touch, he can sleep, just to be in the correct position.

Mobile X-ray is a very handy thing.

Mobile X-ray is a very handy thing.

Mobile X-ray is a very handy thing.

Mobile X-ray is a very handy thing.

I will not paint all the details of the treatment,I can only say that after some time a second infection was added (nosocomial most likely), the second lung was taken up and as a result, 5 antibiotics went over all this time (Rotsefin, Ceftriaxone, Meronem, etc.)

How did the familiar doctor tell me then, everythingthe drugs were western, well-cleaned and it’s very healthy that we were in Thailand because there are no vaccines in Russia now. In the sense there are analogues (the active substance is the same), but they are worse.

So, 12 days Egor stayed on the ventilator(artificial ventilation of the lungs), then it was extubated and another 3 days was observed, whether it would be able to breathe, what kind of breathing parameters there would be, and which x-ray.

The first days of the account were about 100-150 thousandbat per day! Generally dofiga! Then it became smaller and decreased to about 50 thousand baht / day. That is why, God forbid, to thunder in intensive care without insurance.

Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital

Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital

Huge hall with sofas, a few cafes and shops

Huge hall with sofas, a few cafes and shops

In the afternoon a man comes several times and plays inspiredly on the piano.

In the afternoon a man comes several times and plays inspiredly on the piano.

Inexpensive food court with Thai food

Inexpensive food court with Thai food

Sandwich & Drink

Sandwich & Drink

Everywhere is a very nice design.

Everywhere is a very nice design.

Memory photos with our doctor

Memory photos with our doctor

Pediatric Chamber

The last few days in intensive care Yegor alreadywas adequate (at least sedatikov) and constantly asked us to remove the tube from his throat. Since we, naturally, could not do it, he strongly insulted us, such as sitting nearby, playing with him, but we refuse to help.

And finally, we were transferred to a regular ward inpediatrics without tubes and only one dropper. Funny and unusual, we were offered instead of a bed mattresses on the floor. Since we have long been accustomed to such a "sexual" way of life, we agreed. There is something in it :) At least, as long as the child is very weak and can maximum just crawl, it turns out a big playpen. Anticipating the question, the doctor and the nurses came and sat on their knees without any problems.

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Almost no drugs were given, in factjust watched, because after the IVL it was impossible to just let go home. The main problem was with food, the body was very weak and could not swallow. And the voices are missing too. During this week, it was possible to “fatten” it, first from the tube in the form of liquids (the rest was poured through the nasal probe, as in resuscitation), then switched to mashed potatoes. Well, almost before the statement, a voice appeared. Apparently Yegor just forgot how to use vocal chords.

In general, after 8 days of stay, we were discharged,they said that it is better to continue to be treated at home, and you will save money, and there are fewer infections, you still don’t need anything at the hospital (the droppers were also finished). We stocked several bubbles with liquid vitamins (vitamins of group B, zinc and iron). After that, we still lived a month near the hospital in an apartment and came to our senses. Yegor had a subrefilous temperature for quite a long time, there were wheezing, once he tried to get sick, only a month later he began to eat normal food.

Accounts were about 15-25 thousand baht per day. But it is more difficult to say, since I only saw daily bills without a discount, and then we reduced the bill. In any case, it still works out decently, especially in terms of rubles, so even if you go to the hospital for 2-3 days you can get a noticeable amount if there is no insurance.

Transportation from resuscitation to pediatric department

Transportation from resuscitation to pediatric department

Chamber at Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital

Chamber at Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital

Chamber at Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital

Chamber at Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital

Each room has its own bathroom with shower

Each room has its own bathroom with shower

There is a fridge, kettle and microwave, very convenient

There is a fridge, kettle and microwave, very convenient

The attending physician pulmonologist came

The attending physician pulmonologist came

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Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital

Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital
A good hospital in Bangkok, one of the best, but cheaper than the hospitals of the Bangkok Hospital network. Here lay our son with pneumonia.
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A good hospital in Bangkok, one of the best, but cheaper than the hospitals of the Bangkok Hospital network. Here lay our son with pneumonia. In more detail.

P.S. The hospital is really good. I know that many foreigners are there. There would be money, always there would only be sick :)

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