COVID-19 Rehab: Thailand Medical News Works With Vietnam To Set Up ‘COVID-19 Rehab Centers‘ For International Patients
: As the number of confirmed global COVID-19 cases is fast approaching 14 million and many experts are saying that the numbers could actually be as high as 10 to 20 times that figure due to underreporting by many countries and also due to concealments in some cases, it is becoming apparent day by day and an emerging fact that there is a whole list of long term health complications arising from being infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. For all those who are deemed as ‘recovered’ or are asymptomatic, studies are showing that between 35 to 40 per cent of them are suffering from neurological issues including mental and psychiatric issues while almost 45% are suffering from Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Other emerging studies are showing that up to 40% could be affected with various cardiac issues while also the coronavirus is reactivating various other dormant viruses in the human body.
Many others are still having immune issue, lung issues, kidney problems, emerging fertility issues, endocrine problems and gastroenterological complications.
With this in mind, Thailand Medical News decided on the idea of developing COVID-19 RehabTM
Centers in order for patients from countries like the United States, Europe, Australia, Middle East, Japan, South Korea, Singapore etc to have a place for them to undergo special medical programs for recuperating from the ‘after effects of COVID-19 disease’ properly and also to undergo wellness programs that can aid in them getting back to the best of their health.
Vietnam was chosen as it was one of the few countries where from day one of the COVID-19 pandemic, the local government handled the whole crisis professionally by locking down the country early and imposing mass testing.The country has one of the lowest local transmission rates in the world. (Contrary to certain claims made, the only reason Thailand has a 'low' number of infections and a low death rate was that Thailand was lucky to have been only exposed to mainly the milder strains of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and not the more aggressive strains from Europe. Its 'low' COVID-19 figures have nothing to do with the prowess of its local healthcare industry or authorities).
Healthcare cost in Vietnam is much cheaper than Thailand and so are the drug costs coupled with the fact the Vietnamese are not xenophobic (All Western and International tourists are equally welcomed with no authorties using derogatory names on them unlike another Southeast Asian country) and the healthcare standards and services is fast surpassing Thailand with more Vietnamese doctors having their post graduates and specializations done overseas including internships and fellowships in countries like the US, UK, Australia, Germany, Canada and France.There are lots of new 5 star private and goverment hospitals with international standards and services with the latest medical protocols and procedures in place. The country also has among the best hotel and scenic spots in Asia and unlike Thailand, Vietnam does not focus on the Chinese tourist or Chinese medical tourist markets, hence international travellers will not find themselves in properties with unruly, noisy and filthy Chinese individuals.The cost of living and hotel room rates are extremely cheap in Vietnam compared to Thailand.
The country also has a better immigration system and easier visa approval system
without much red tape.
The research, biotech, pharma and medical device industries are also booming there as many foreign companies are moving there to set up research, production and distribution as the workforce there is more cheaper and more productive than Thailand. The local government in Vietnam is transparent and free from corruption, nepotism and cronyism.
Foreigners seeking treatment or even investment opportunities would be safer there and will not need to fear double pricing policies like in Thailand.
However all international medical tourists and their acompanying relatives or friends will have to get certification that they are either virus free or have recovered from the COVID-19 infections and will have to show the results of two PCR tests done prior to departure. (More details on this can be procured from Vietnamese embassies in respective countries or any of Vietnamese airline offices.)
The new COVID-19 RehabTM
Centers will basically be specialized clinics dealing specially with the growing ailments emerging from COVID-19 after ‘recovery’ with a focus on particular segments ie neurological, psychiatric, nephrology, cardiovascular , gastroenterological issues and also incorporating wellness, alternative and herbal protocols.
Many countries like the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France and Australia are already having their healthcare systems under stress due to the current COVID-19 crisis and they are unable to provide proper ‘after care’ to ‘recovered patients’ who are having issues. Many of such patients from these countries do not mind travelling to a country to recuperate properly and be tended to in a medically professional manner until their health is properly regained.
The staff at Thailand Medical News are extremely excited to work with entities in Vietnam after developing the idea, concept and protocols.
Thailand Medical News initially tried bring up the idea with local private hospitals and agencies here in Thailand but as usual the PR and Marketing Staff at some of the private hospitals in Thailand are just plain lazy and stupid while some of the owners are just full of ego and clueless of what their directors and senior staff are doing. Most are only interested in short term profiteering. Also some of the entities concerned with startups etc are just full of ‘hot air’ with staff that cannot even speak English and senior staff that are egoistic despite being dumb, with nepotism and cronyism at play.
The New COVID-19 RehabTM
Centers in Vetnam will officially be launched in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh on the 11th
Numerous international insurance and pharma companies are also coming onboard to collaborate on the COVID-19 RehabTM
International Patients and individuals interested can email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.