Friend of friends Mats Öberg from the little Swedish town Eslöv is since last werk in a hospital in Thailand. His family cannot afford to take him home, and their insurance company, Trygg-Hansa, does not want to help.
Taken from The Media Article
55-year-old Mats Öberg from the little town in Sweden called Eslöv is right now critically ill and cared for at a prominent, private hospital in Bangkok. Before his travel to Thailand Mats Öberg went to the health centre in Eslöv because he was coughing and felt feverish. He was given antibiotics by his doctor for a light pneumonia, but not advised to stay home.
When Mats landed in Bangkok he coughed blood and collapsed. He received treatment at the airport and was first taken to a state hospital in the Thai capital after 6-7 hours. His family desperately want to get him back to Sweden, but their insurance company, Trygg-Hansa, does not want to pay for the medical transportation he needs to get home. The reason is that Mats Öberg already was ill and in the need for care before his journey and therefore, according to them, should not have left Sweden in the first place.
Without help from their insurance company Mats Öberg family cannot afford to get home or pay the hospital bills. In his condition Mr Öberg would need to be transported back to Sweden with air ambulance, while the hospital bill was rising due to his condition deteriorating.
His three children, Ida, Jonathan and Rasmus, and his ex wife and the children’s mother, Birgitta, has flown to Bangkok to be with him and support him during his time in Bangkok. .
Among others the table tennis club, where Mats Öberg is a member, is trying to raise money to help him. Therefore, Sunday 7 August 2016 the club made an event to raise more money. They made a table tennis show and sales and made around 60 000 SEK. All the profit from the fundraising was donated directly to the family. This and money raised by relatives are still far from enough to Medivac Mats home and pay final bills at the hospital caring for him in Bangkok
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