COVID-19: Hospital charges coronavirus survivor N426 million after 62 days of admission

COVID-19: Hospital charges coronavirus survivor N426 million after 62 days of admission

- Michael Flor was admitted at Swedish Medical Center in Issaquah in March 4 after he was diagnosed with COVID-19

- He was taken to the intensive care unit after he suffered multiple organ failure to the extent that his family was called on phone to say goodbye

- Flor was discharged on May 5 and allowed to go home but a few days later he was served with $1.1 million N426,250,000 bill from the hospital

A man in the United States who almost died of organ failure following his admission in the hospital after he was diagnosed with COVID-19 has been slapped with $1.1 million (N426,250,000) bill for medical expenses.

Michael Flor, 70, was admitted on March 4 after he was diagnosed with the killer disease at a hospital in the northwestern city of Seattle.

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Medics celebrate Michael Flor as he leaves hospital after 62 days of admission. Photo: Seattle Times
Source: UGC

According to a report by Seattle Times, Flor was released from Swedish Medical Center in Issaquah on May 5 and allowed to go home before he was served with a 181-page bill explaining his charges.

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“I opened it and said ‘holy [bleep]!“ said Flor.

For the two days when his heart, kidneys and lungs were all failing and he was nearing death, the bill ran for 20 pages with a total of about $1.1 million as doctors tried all means to save his life.

“I feel guilty about surviving...there’s a sense of ‘why me?’ Why did I deserve all this? Looking at the incredible cost of it all definitely adds to that survivor’s guilt,” said Flor.

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At one point, Flor's health condition deteriorated greatly that the doctors had to hold up the phone so his wife and children could say goodbye.

Flor is covered by Medicare, a government insurance programme for the elderly, and therefore did not have to take out his wallet, according to the Times.

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In other news, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said breastfeeding does not pose a risk of mother-to-child transmission of COVID-19.

The organisation said the benefits of breastfeeding outweigh any potential risks of transmission.

The director-general of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said the organisation carefully investigated the risks of breastfeeding mothers transmitting COVID-19 to their babies.

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