Facebook user Philip Loh said his son was admitted to a hospital in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia after a road accident. His son sustained an injury on his left arm, which was punctured with a big hole damaging his nerves and muscles. The injuries required a specialist surgeon to operate on him, and he required the care of nurses and other medical professionals.
After all the medical care, Philip was pleasantly surprised that his son’s hospitalisation bill came out to be only Ringgit Malaysia 31 (S$10). He said: “You will never find another country like Malaysia providing such wonderful medical care for its people!”
Only happened in Malaysia!My son was admitted to Hospital Ampang for road accident, he had an injury on his left arm…
With over 4,000 shares, Philip’s post has gone viral. His post is the second in recent days which has gone viral for sharing how Malaysian hospitals don’t burden its citizens with hefty bills. Another Facebook user, Razali Raihayu, had earlier shared how he too paid RM 31 for his father’s radiation therapy.
In October 2010, it was reported that then Minister for Health Khaw Boon Wan paid only $8 in cash for a heart bypass surgery he underwent in May that year. He later clarified that the $8 was his out of pocket expenses and that his total bill for a week’s stay in an a Class A ward came up S$25,000. He said the bulk of his bill was paid for using MediShield and Medisave.
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