With the Thai government planning to boost medical tourism to attract foreign tourists, Thai businesses are also striving abreast to offer COVID-related services to travellers and tourists visiting the country.
Many top hospitals in Bangkok and major cities nationwide have launched similar services to aid rising demand when the country truly opens up for tourists and foreign investors.
That is in line with the government's aim to promote Thai medical tourism as part of its push to position Thailand as the medical hub of ASEAN, offering high-quality medical services at competitive prices.
The premier Bumrungrad International Hospital has established its foremost COVID-19 recovery clinic, offering all COVID solutions to wealthy Thais and foreigners, as the government readies to reopen the country.
"The COVID-19 recovery unit is a medical hub for people whose lives are affected by COVID,"
Artirat Charukitpipat, the hospital's chief administrative officer, told reporters last Wednesday. The Bumrungrad unit delivers care to infected patients and also treats people who have "long COVID" symptoms such as lung problems.
The hospital provides treatments for both outpatients and inpatients, including quarantine, intensive care and telemedicine for patients in home isolation. The hospital also offers rehabilitation services to patients with symptoms of long COVID to help them gain strength and recover fully.
Currently, Thailand has 64 hospitals that meet Joint Commission International accreditation standards, the highest number in ASEAN and the fourth-most in the world, making the country ready to profit from medical tourism.