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I happened to come down with E-Coli poisoning on a visit to Pattaya, Thailand about ten years ago after eating some dodgy seafood. I suffered for about one week before going to the hospital where I received exemplary care. They put me on a drip straight away and did all manner of tests. I was fighting fit after a few days. Unfortunately, it was the only trip I have been on where I didn’t have insurance, and so I had to cough up some cold, hard cash to pay for the treatment. But it worked out at around 200 pounds, which is a bargain to get your health back. Based on that experience, I wouldn’t hesitate going back to Thailand for any medical reason, even surgery. I hear that there is an excellent hospital in Bangkok called Bumrungrad which covers all sorts of treatments – even plastic surgery.

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