The Labour Minister revealed that the Prime Minister had shown concern for a Thai worker in South Korea whose relatives asked for help to be returned to Thailand for treatment after becoming ill from a stroke.
On September 18, 2020, Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin revealed that Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha showed concerned about a Thai worker who traveled to South Korea and suffered from a stroke. The relatives asked for help from the Thai government to support medical expenses and requested to return the worker to Thailand for treatment. The Thai worker, Ms. Chamchan Chaimueang, recently traveled from South Korea yesterday evening (September 17, 2020) on flight KE651 and arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport around 22.00 hours. The Labour Minister assigned the Suvarnabhumi immigration checkpoint officials to take care of the worker and review the State Quarantine procedures to be sent to the State Quarantine following the procedures established by the Ministry of Health.
Mr. Suchart said that Minister-Counselor (on Labour) from the Labour Office in Seoul Ms. Pinyuda Jamchansri, reported that Ms. Chamchan Chaimueang, 40, residing at 12/8 Mak Khaeng, Muang, Udon Thani, traveled to work at a karaoke shop in South Korea for about one year and 11 months. On August 13, 2020, she was treated for severe headaches and a stroke at Cheonan Donkook Univerity Hospital. Doctors had performed an initial surgery and informed her that she could return as normal. However, in terms of expenses, the employer has helped partially, but because Ms. Chamchan has no health insurance, she was unable to pay all treatment costs. For initial assistance, the Ministry of Labour has sent the Thai worker to a 14-day quarantine facility provided by the government (State Quarantine) by the Ministry of Public Health. It is prepared to coordinate with a hospital to take her for continued treatment.
Source: Ministry of Labour