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An official hospital opens in Koh Tao

Posted 09 Jul. 2017 at 12:09 (viewed 9186 times)

The first settlement with the official status of hospital opened its doors Friday to Koh Tao, July 7, 2017. Before care were carried out by various clinics of Koh Tao.

The Ministry of public health says spending 39 million bath to allow to open this hospital with a capacity of 10 beds on a surface of two spokes (3200 square meters).

Koh Tao has 2,000 Thai residents and attracts 500,000 tourists annually. Koh Tao medical services receive annually more than 6,000 patients, including 80% of foreign tourists.

Before, seriously injured patients with urgent care beson were to go on the Mainland at Surat Thani hospital or on the neighbouring island of Koh Samui for a ride from 1 to 3 hours. These emergencies have represented area 40 transfers each month between October and January.

The Department has a 3-year plan to further develop this hospital. Services will initially be limited to emergencies and surgeries. The 2nd year all services will be launched. after that, the hospital has to have a hyperbaric chamber (for diving accidents) and his own speed boat for emergency transfers.

The hospital"Koh Tao International Hospital"is close to Mae Haad, Koh Tao port. See the map here.

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I am French and koh tao unfortunately I don't speak well English bases I know them, at least the doctors they french?
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