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Hospitals pay to cash in on accident fund

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Several private hospitals are paying rescue workers to bring road accident victims to them in order to claim cash from a government fund, an expert and a rescue foundation say. 

For each road accident victim admitted for treatment, the hospitals claim 15,000 baht from the auto accident victims compensation fund, Dr Paiboon Suriyawongpaisal, an expert in emergency medicine at Ramathibodi Hospital, said yesterday.

The fund is administered by the Insurance Department under the Commerce Ministry.

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