Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Family facing 180,000 RMB medical bill refuse to move out of Shenzhen hospital

A teenager has been staying in a hospital in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province for about 500 days after she received medical treatment there, though the hospital suggested she leave 14 times considering her healthy condition.
Xiaomin, 16 years old, came to the Shenzhen Children's Hospital for dilated cardiomyopathy with fatal arrhythmia on July 2010, when the hospital gave medical treatment for three days and saved her life.
From August 2012, the hospital began to suggest Xiaomin leave the hospital considering her healthy situation.  The hospital also invited experts to carry out consultation meetings on the teenager's health several times.
The hospital said the family used the patient room with three beds as their home, living there, cooking meals, bathing and resting. However, the family refused to move out.
In the past 500 days, the medical fees reached another 180,000 yuan ($29,646), and the family had only paid 8,000 yuan.  Xiaomin's father surnamed Ge said he could only earn about 1,000 yuan a month, and his factory was about to go bankrupt.
Source: Global Times

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