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Govt urged to ease medical, school access for migrant workers

The government must make changes to its health and education policies in order to help migrant workers access the kind of educational and medical services that are available to Thai citizens, the Migrant Working Group said Tuesday.

According to the group, 493,324 migrant workers from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar have registered with the Thai government since January, but only 253,519 of them can access the healthcare services provided by the state health-insurance agencies.

Migrant workers have to pay about Bt600 for health checks and Bt2,200 for health insurance.

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