Today we found out that our family doctor was infected with the corochin virus. His clinic assistant told us that he most likely contracted the virus while doing rounds in the hospital. He suffered low-grade fever for several days. His first two tests showed he was negative but when his fever persisted, he went back to the hospital to have a CTscan. He had pneumonia and came out positive with the dreaded virus. He had dextrose and given Azithromycin in conjunction with another medicine.
Azithromycin is an antibiotic used for a number of infections such as traveler’s diarrhea, pneumonia, strep throat, and some sexually transmitted diseases. It’s also used to treat malaria in combination with other medicines.
He was discharged a few days ago from Cardinal Santos Hospital hospital after his most recent test showed he’s negative of the virus. For his five days stay in the hospital his bill reached over P300,000. He was shocked to see on the tab that he was charged P10,000 for the PPEs used by the nurses during his confinement.
Edmund’s friend was lucky to have fully recovered from the virus. He was confined in Makati Med and his bill reached over P400,000 for a 7 days confinement.
We all know that hospitals need to generate income to sustain their operations but we are now facing a health pandemic, sana huwag naman masyadong taasan ang singil.
Nakakatakot magkasakit. Nakakanerbyos din yung babayaran. Paano na kaya yung walang mga pera o health insurance na ganito kalaki ang amount?