Gold Card, social security schemes still cover care for positive COVID antigen test cases
Healthcare scheme Gold Card holders and people on social security who test positive for COVID-19 via rapid antigen tests, can seek free medical services at the health centres or hospitals at which they have registered, according to the public relations office of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA).
Gold Card holders are also entitled to receive medications at drug stores which have joined the “Found, Distribute, Done” scheme, said the office. A list of the drug stores can be checked via the QR code from BMA’s public relations office.
Government officials are entitled to medical services under the government-sponsored healthcare security scheme. If theyhave any problem getting access to medical care, they can contact any state-run hospital.
Members of the public can contact Hotline 1669 or the National Health Security Office’s (NHSO) Hotline 1330 for more information.
People having problems gaining access to medical services through their Gold Card or the 30-baht healthcare scheme can, from today (Monday), file a complaint directly with the NHSO via the “Traffy Fondue” application.
NHSO Secretary-General Dr. Jadet Thammathat-Aree said that the Gold Card universal healthcare scheme remains the basic healthcare security service for more than 48 million people in Thailand, who are entitled to free healthcareservices at more than 12,400 health facilities across the country.
According to the COVID-19 Information Centre today, 24 more deaths and 1,811 new infections were recorded in the past 24 hours. 24,076 patients are now undergoing treatment, including 786 severe cases who are hospitalised.
The death toll since January 1st is 9,161.