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So, in the Philippines what happens when you are sick? I am going to tell you a few of my medical experiences with hospitals in the Philippines.
First was when a friend was visiting me in Davao and he was sick and needed to be in the hospital. He was Filipino. I already knew enough to get him booked in without me being there. As that usually, adds costs if I am seen as some form of the beneficiary.
In the Philippines, it is useful to have some family member or friend stay all the time. So, I had a housemate stay in with him. While I arranged to come in the next morning at 7am so they could tell me that my friend needed many prescriptions. Which amounted to about p10,000.
I walked into the ward and asked my friend what the problem was and what the doctor had said. His replied, astonished me. He had seen NO doctors at all, just the non-stop nurses that wake him up every two hours for stats.
It turns out that one of the nurses knew he was a friend of mine. The so-called prescriptions were nothing more than making money from a foreigner. I tried to get information from the nurse’s desk. But they all ran off and insisted that there were no doctors who could see me.
After that, I stayed in the hospital with him and monitored everything. They sneaked in extra dextrose bags that did not exist and charges for tests that did not take place.
I checked the running bill every few hours and when it came to discharge. I couldn’t believe that within one hour it had increased. By another p10,000 for tests and doctor visits. The place was shameful from start to finish.
This place was dirty the cleaner had a mop and bucket that stank it even made the floor a bigger mess. There was NO SOAP, NO TOILET PAPER and the nurses never did anything but watch levels or go on break.