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Tan Tock Seng Hospital charged $122 for class C corridor hospitalisation

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Paul Tan shared a hospitalisation bill on Facebook where the patient was charged $122.43 for being warded 1-day in Class C corridor of Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH). The date of the hospitalisation was not viewable on the bill.
The charges for being warded in Class C was reduced to $25 after the Government grant for class C hospitalisation kicked-in.
hospital billThe patient was warded for 4 days for an unknown illness, for which his total hospitalisation bill came to $6,494.97, and after almost 75 percent subsidy from Government grants the patient was expected to pay $1675.81.
The issue of bed crunch in Tan Tock Seng Hospital had previously surfaced in social media. In Aug 2015, a Facebook user Gopi Bala shared a picture in his Facebook which showed many beds cramped in a small area of a hospital.
A photo which has been circulating in social media purportedly shows more than ten beds cramped in a small area of what appears to be a hospital ward. Some beds were placed just in front of another, seemingly to save space.
ttsh_bedgopi“World class health care at TTSH. My friend’s dad with dengue had to wait here for some hours and was finally warded at CDC. We have a really talented Minister in charge. This photo was taken yesterday (18 Aug 15) afternoon at 2pm,” the picture was captioned.

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