By Alisa Zest
BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Zaw, an illegal Burmese migrant dying of AIDS-germane illnesses, worn-out a weekend stooped ended in ready and waiting rooms at three Tai hospitals nigh Krung Thep – from each one denying him like as he gasped for breath, his lungs wide of fluent.
At a 4th infirmary that admitted him, a medico swarm a large-approximate goad between his ribs, draining liters of fluid, simply by then the 34-year-sure-enough was severely poorly.
Zaw died 40 years later on – a dying the Bangkok-based Human immunodeficiency virus Initiation that was portion him says could induce been prevented with well-timed wish.
Hospitals crosswise the state are denying policy and charge to migrant laborers ilk Zaw despite an insurance outline launched concluded a year ago, officials and rights advocates pronounce.
“That’s the story we have once every six to eight weeks: people in this situation, and we can’t get them the care they need in time,” Robert Scott Berry, an Aboriginal Australian adviser for the HIV Foundation, told the George Paget Thomson Reuters Basis.