BANGKOK (NNT) – Thailand’s Comptroller General’s Department has issued a set of criteria for COVID-19 patients under home or community isolation, which will facilitate the government’s decision to allow COVID-19 patients with mild or no symptoms to quarantine at home, or at other approved venues within their communities.
Department Director-General Prapas Kong-ied said eligible patients can have their medical expenses reimbursed, with a limit set at 1,100 baht per day for no more than 14 days. Charges for medical equipment used during home isolation will also be reimbursed by the state, with a similar limit in place.
He said patients can have fees relating to medications, X-ray examinations, laboratory testing and miscellaneous care reimbursed, as stipulated by the Finance Ministry. Reimbursement for transport costs are limited to 1,100 baht, while repayments for vehicle disinfection are limited to 3,700 baht.
According to Mr. Prapas, individuals who have to be treated for low blood platelet counts or blood clots after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine can also have their treatment costs reimbursed.