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Hospital charges man N1.3 million for bandage

11 August 2014, 10:25

Abuja - When Baer Hanusz-Rajkowski visited the Bayonne Medical Center in New Jersey with a cut on his finger, he thought they would stitch him up and his medical scheme would take care of it.

He thought wrong.

The bill he got was for a whopping $8 252 (N1 343 011 at time of writing)!

When he got the bill back, they charged him $180 for a tetanus shot, $242 for sterile supplies and $8 for some cheap antibacterial ointment they smacked on the finger he hit with a hammer.

Almost without a cent, but with humour still intact, Baer said he would walk to the next medical centre in the next town carrying his severed limb if he ever had another accident.

Also read: Woman killed by selfie

Since his rip-off bill started gaining coverage in the media, the hospital has backed off from the sizeable bill, Buzzfeed reports.

NBC 4 New York made the clever observation that the company that owns the hospital is pursuing some predatory business model where they avoid cutting costs.

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