Ferdz Dugay experienced something no one should ever have to go through when visiting a hospital emergency room. His mother had slipped, hit her head, and was bleeding profusely. He knew she needed immediate medical treatment, so he took her to the nearest hospital emergency room. The hospital itself is a private one. Does this mean emergency care must be “prepaid”?
According to Mr. Dugay, he was told his mother needed 12 stitches, and he would need to make a down payment before they could proceed. He was shocked. He felt the hospital – especially in the emergency room – should be in the business of healing and saving lives first – and then worrying about payment. To top it off, when he made inquiries about this, the nurse told him it was simply the rules, and she would need to wake the Doctor up.
Image credit: Ferdz Dugay
A Doctor – on duty in the emergency room – asleep?
The hospital, in response, denied this practice. On the Facebook post, it was stated the hospital’s policy was “treatment first” – and payment later.
News source: TheDailyPedia