Graham Briar a British national highlights the risks for foreigners living in Thailand without health or medical insurance.
Graham Briar & partner plea for financial help for heart surgery
Graham Briar, a Thailand based video blogger has suffered a critical illness and urgently needs a triple heart bypass operation.
However with no medical insurance and not enough money to pay for surgery he finds himself in a nightmare situation in a Chiang Rai hospital.
Graham, who has been broadcasting about his current situation live on YouTube, says that doctors have told him surgery will cost at least half a million baht (USD 16,000) or as much as one million baht (USD32,000) - this needs to be paid upfront.
Watch and listen to Grahams plea for help …