Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has tossed an explosive question into the country’s ongoing battle against the COVID-19 outbreak: Should illegal migrant workers pay for their own treatment if infected? The move by Anutin, who is also deputy prime minister, could have a serious impact not just on foreign workers, but on the entire country.
Banyong Pongpanich, a former member of the State Enterprise Policy Office board, warned that Anutin’s intervention could backfire by driving Thailand’s estimated 1 million-plus unregistered workers off the health radar.
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By Thai PBS World