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Social Security covers COVID-19 hospital treatment

Social Security covers COVID-19 hospital treatment

BANGKOK: Insurance packages offering benefits to cover COVID-19 infections have become popular among those who can afford them. Meanwhile, those who are insured with the Social Security Office can rest assured that their hospital treatment will be covered if they fall ill from COVID-19, reports state news agency NNT.

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By The Phuket News

Thursday 26 March 2020, 03:56PM


Social Security Office (SSO) Secretary General Todsaphon Kritwongwiman. Photo: NNT

Social Security Office (SSO) Secretary General Todsaphon Kritwongwiman. Photo: NNT

Social Security Office (SSO) Secretary General Todsaphon Kritwongwiman has revealed that persons with the Social Security scheme under Article 39, including those paying the social security fee by themselves and who have made continuous payments, can receive treatment for COVID-19 free of charge at their registered hospital, said the report. (See here.)

Emergency conditions will automatically allow them to receive treatment at any hospital close by, Mr Todsaphon said.

If diagnosed with COVID-19, insured persons will receive wage compensation at half their daily wage or B80 per day for their leave of absence or the period of their hospital treatment, as recommended by the doctor.

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Insured persons under Article 40, mainly informal workers who have voluntarily made Social Security contributions, will be covered for medical fees if they seek treatment at their registered facilities based on the National Health Security scheme. They will be entitled to up to B300 daily wage compensation for up to 90 days should they need to stop working.

Insured persons under both articles are entitled to wage compensation for their illness. More information is available on 02-956-2513-4, or the 24-hour 1506 hotline.

See original report here.

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CaptainJack69 | 26 March 2020 - 22:33:00

Don't believe a word the social security department say. They are trying very hard NOT to help anyone. They are after all an insurance company (none of them are paying out jack for this unmitigated and unprecedented disaster either). What's the point of insurance if it doesn't pay out in an emergency?

 

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