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Ministry to provide full assistance to bring sick female graduate back from South Korea

The Foreign Ministry today assured that it will help to bring the Thai female graduate from a South Korean hospital back for treatment in Thailand.

The assurance was given by the ministry's spokesman Ms Busadee Santipitak after the graduate's aunt Somporn Kuasuwan sought help from Kalasin provincial governor to help coordinate with the Ministry to bring her niece Ms Rapeeporn Nasa-an back to Thailand for treatment, reasoning the high hospital bills of 200,000 baht a day.

According to the aunt, her niece, who recently graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, went on a trip to South Korea with three friends last Monday and was supposed to return home on Friday. But on Thursday, she was contacted by friends saying her niece had suffered from shock which resulted in losing consciousness and being rushed to hospital.

As her niece remained unconscious in hospital, her friends had to return home, she said.

She said she learned from her niece's friends that the hospital wants her family to bring 200,000 baht to pay off her medical bill.

Kalasin governor Nattapat Suwanprateep said today that he was in contact with the Foreign Ministry and has sent documents verifying the identification of Ms Rapeeporn to Thai embassy in South Korea to help bringing her back to Thailand for treatment.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

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