CANCER PATIENT PAID S$5,000 FOR 3 WEEKS WORTH OF CANCER TREATMENT PILLS

A netizen sent us two photos of her latest cancer pills which cost her close to $5000 and it will only last three weeks!

One tiny bill effectively costs almost $250...

Imagine chalking up $5000 of medication every three weeks...the total amount is mind-boggling.

The pills carry no medical subsidy and she can only use her medisave and insurance to pay - no medifund or medishield can be utilised. Her chemo treatment was subsidised using the medifund.

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She is a stage 4 lung cancer patient with an ALK mutation and chemo via intravenous is not working plus the tumour is also growing.

So far the hospital has not chase after her for the cash portion of the bill as she just started to use the expensive drugs in January but as a subsidised patient she is sceptical that she can pay up if the hospital calls for cash payment.

"If I have to beg, borrow or steal, I will have to do it," she told me via whatsapps.

"Cancer is a rich man's disease."

Its no wonder many people prefer to die here than having to pay for the expensive medical cost in our first world country.

VTO.

Gilbert Goh

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