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UAE embassy forced to find alternative hospitals for Emiratis in Bangkok

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Emirati cancer patients and the elderly among those evicted from hospital in Bangkok

Abu Dhabi: A renowned international hospital in Bangkok discharged against their will 10 Emirati patients who were in critical condition and still receiving treatment, Gulf News has learnt.

According to a source at the UAE Embassy in Bangkok, the embassy had to have all 10 patients admitted to other hospitals in Bangkok, on Monday.

The patients had originally been admitted by the Bangkok Hospital Medical Centre (BMC) suffering with conditions including cancer, heart problems, paralysis and old age.

The patients’ expulsion followed a financial dispute. The hospital says it discharged the patients because of overdue, unpaid bills. However, the UAE Embassy in Bangkok said the hospital had been overcharging patients, so it decided to stop its bill payments to the BMC as a result while the issue was resolved.

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