Phuket hospital denies refusing treatment to injured British traveller

Phuket hospital denies refusing treatment to injured British traveller

PHUKET: The management of Phuket International Hospital (PIH) has denied reports that they refused treatment to a British national injured in a motorbike accident after the victim’s mother claimed they denied assistance until payment had been guaranteed by the insurance provider. The hospital held a press conference yesterday to clarify that even though the insurance company did not guarantee payment, Jacob Tonkin was provided medical care since the moment he was admitted to the hospital early Monday morning. Mr Tonkin’s mother, Jane, who lives in Cheshire, UK, spoke to several UK-based newspapers, including the Da

Friday, May 12, 2017 | 04:05 PM

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One hospitalized, another injured in early morning Phuket crash

One hospitalized, another injured in early morning Phuket crash

PHUKET: Two people were severely injured after their motorbike crashed into a pick-up truck on Patong Hill yesterday. A police car travelling behind the riders captured a video of the collision with a dash cam, which showed the motorbike speeding down the hill, crossing over into the oncoming traffic lane and colliding with the truck, which was travelling uphill toward Patong. The accident occurred at about 6:30am near the 'Patong City' sign. Kathu Police posted the video on their Facebook page. The crash victims were both ladyboys riding from Patong toward Phuket Town, Kathu Police officers told Phuket Gazette

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | 03:45 PM

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Phang Nga to create underwater tourist attraction

Phang Nga to create underwater tourist attraction

PHUKET: More than 20 decommissioned army trucks were lowered into the water with the aim of enhancing marine life in Phang Nga yesterday. The project was launched in honor of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit. “We have placed artificial coral, army vehicles (for coral to grow on) and a statue of a sea turtle in order to revive tourism and marine life in areas that were destroyed in the 2004 Tsunami,” said Rak Khaolak Foundation Chief Sompong Daopiset. “Our plan is to add more statues in the coming years. These will tell the story of the culture of Phang Nga,” he added. Fourth Army commander Lt Gen Piyawat Nakwanich presided

Monday, April 24, 2017 | 04:42 PM

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Phuket Gazette to stop print edition of newspaper locally, reorienting hard-copy production for wider market in The Nation

Phuket Gazette to stop print edition of newspaper locally, reorienting hard-copy production for wider market in The Nation

PHUKET: It's like Grandma’s little drinking problem. Everyone knows, but people don’t much talk about it. And so it goes with the publishers of hard-copy newspapers these days – worldwide. We know where print is headed, so the only real choices are whether to get out now or, say two years from now. We’ve opted for the former, meaning that the paper, launched 23 years ago in May 1994, will no longer be distributed as a standalone publication here, with effect from the end of this month. But readers will find a ‘Gazette Lite’ going out to a vastly larger audience as a Phuket-dedicated supplement in The Nation

Sunday, May 14, 2017 | 07:00 AM

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Russian couple fined for sex in a Phuket tuk-tuk

Russian couple fined for sex in a Phuket tuk-tuk

PHUKET: Police have fined a Russian couple 500 baht each after a video clip of them appearing to have sex in the back of a tuk-tuk in Karon went viral. The 28-second clip was posted on Friday and shows a man and a woman moving suggestively in the tuk-tuk with the woman’s shirt lifted to expose her torso. Karon Police investigated and found the tuk-tuk driver who said he was hired to deliver the tourists to a hotel in Wichit. The driver said the two tourists were not having sex, but simply "rocking their bodies to the music" he was playing. Tourist police located the couple yesterday and fined them for conducting an indece

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 09:58 AM

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Pregnant British woman killed in Phuket crash

Pregnant British woman killed in Phuket crash

PHUKET: A pregnant British woman was killed in a hit and run collision with an 18-wheeled truck on Thepkrasattri Road in Thalang at noon today. “She was riding on a motorbike with her partner when they changed lanes to avoid a vehicle parked and blocking their path in the motorbike lane of the road. As they did this, the truck hit them from behind,” said Lt Col Sanit Nukhong of Thalang Police. “The woman was then run over by the truck and sustained fatal head injuries,” he added. Her partner, also a British national, was not injured. Both were taken to Thalang Hospital. Their names are being withheld until their famili

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 01:41 PM

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