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Slum dwellers say hospital puts profit before principles when treating poor

Klong Toey's most impoverished residents claim that a private facility meant to care for them under the government's 30 baht healthcare plan instead exposes them to discrimination and gross neglect

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Last Christmas Eve, teenager Ice was helping prepare for a party in his Klong Toey community when a fight broke out near the stage and gunshots were fired. 

THE PATIENT PATIENTS: A mother and her sick child wait for hours in a slow-moving queue of 30 baht healthcare patients to see a doctor for less than threeminutes.

The 18 year old fled the scene in search of a hiding place, shouting warnings to people on the street as he ran.

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