Called the Personal Utensil Pack, the utensils consists of a cup, a small plate, a tea spoon and a jug, and it costs $6 per pack. The hospital spokesperson said they came to this decision after a few patients voiced their displeasure when they saw some other patients spitting into their cups after use. Some patients even use the cups they are given to store their false teeth.
While this move is good, begs the question why still need to pay $6. Is the hospitalization fee not high enough? Surely the hospitalization fee can also cover for the inclusion of this Pack. Seems like this is purely a business opportunity, so get the patients to pay another $6 just to get their own personal utensils, if they so desire.