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US hospital serves COVID-19 survivor bill of Rs 8.35 crore for 62 days of treatment

A 70-year-old man, who nearly died of COVID-19, has been given a bill of $ 1.1 million (around Rs 8.35 crore) by a hospital in Washington, United States, for 62 days of treatment. As per Seattle Times, Michael Flor was admitted at the hospital on March 4 and at one point came so close to death that nurses held up the phone so that his wife and children could say goodbye to him.

Flor, however, defeated the virus and was discharged from the hospital on May 5. His recovery ultimately gave strength to others at the hospital. Flor discharged amid cheers from hospital staff only to receive a hospital bill of $ 1.1 million later at his residence in West Seattle.

Resembling a book, the bill has 181 pages, which explain the charges of his treatment at the hospital. When shifted to the intensive care unit, the charge of his room was billed at $ 9,736 per day. Due to the communicable state of the virus, Flor was shifted to a sealed room, which could only be accessed by medical workers wearing plastic suits and appropriate headgears. He was kept in an isolation chamber for 42 days, which was billed at $ 408,912.

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Facing difficulties in breathing, Flor was put on the mechanical ventilator for 29 days billed at $ 2,835 per day. About one-fourth of the bill was for the expenses made on drugs. Nearly having a brush with death, Flor faced multiple organ failure for two days as his heart, kidneys and lungs were not responding at all. The bill for those two days ran for 20 pages and totalled nearly $ 100,000. The doctors, it seems were throwing everything at me they could think of, Flor says.

Being a senior citizen and having a health insurance, Flor wouldn’t have to pay a lot of amount. Also, because Flor is a COVID-19 survivor, he might not have to pay anything at all.

Receiving treatment at the Swedish Medical Centre in Issaquah, Flor had an idea that it would cost him a lot. Being unconscious for most of his stay there, at the beginning of his illness, his wife Elisa Del Rosario remembers him waking up and saying, You gotta get me out of here. We can’t afford this.

Expressing his feelings, Flor said he was surprised at his own reaction after being handed the hospital bill, which was nothing but guilt. He said, I feel guilty about surviving. There’s a sense of ?why me??  Why did I deserve all this Looking at the incredible cost of it all definitely adds to that survivors guilt.

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Nitin Gadkari graces screening of ‘Me Vasantrao’ at Sudama Theatre in Nagpur

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Radhika Dhawad | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Photographer : Bhavesh Mahalle | Nagpur

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari graced the special screening of Marathi movie ‘Me Vasantrao’ – a movie based on the life of Hindustani classical singer and violinist Vasantrao Deshpande.

The screening was held at Sudama Theatre in Nagpur on Sunday evening in the presence family members, friends and the cast of the movie.

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Mayor Dayashankari Tiwari kicks off polio drive in Nagpur

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Nagpur Mayor Dayashankar Tiwari, on Sunday, launched Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s (NMC) door-to-door polio campaign drive. He, along with Deputy Mayor Manisha Dhawade visited Rognidan Centre in Mahal, Nagpur and inaugurated the campaign by giving polio drops to a toddler.
As per NMC officials, ten Zonal Medical Officers and Ten Health inspectors would visit every house in their respective zones, in order to vaccinate children between the ages of zero-five to immune them against polio.
NMC had recognised Sunday as the official day for polio vaccination. Under Polio Ravivar, they plan to vaccinate more than three lakh kids in Nagpur. They also urged Nagpurkars to vaccinate their children at pulse Polio Booths near their homes from 8 am- 5 pm, on Sunday.
NMC Standing Committee Chief, Corporator Vijay Zalke spoke to Nation Next regarding this campaign and said, This year’s polio drive is going to be bigger than last year. We are planning to vaccinate around 3- 3.15 lakh kids. NMC is bearing the cost of infrastructure and execution. The state government provided us with the doses.
He further stated that there were special teams to vaccinate the homeless during night. ?When it comes to the health of Nagpurkars, money is not a factor we should think about, said Zalke when asked about NMC’s current financial crunch.
As per Zalke, vaccination facility would also be available in slums,, factory areas and other outskirts of Nagpur.

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Congress legislator caught watching porn in Karnataka Assembly

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Congress leader Prakash Rathod, on Friday, was caught on camera while allegedly scrolling through few adult content clips in the State Assembly. This turned out to be a huge embarrassment for both, Congress and Rathod as regional channels aired the video, in which he was ?caught in the act.
The MLC member was present in the house during the proceedings of the legislative council. While the house was in session, Rathod was watching adult content on his smartphone.
However, he threw these charges under the bus and said, I was looking for materials for a question I wanted to ask the government in question hour.
?When I was looking for question material, I deleted too many messages as my phone storage was full. What the media has shown or seen, I don’t know. I would never do such things or see such things, he added.
This was not the first time in Karnataka that such an incident had happened. Back in 2012, three Bharatiya Janata Party ministers were caught on camera allegedly watching adult content in the State Assembly. Following the scandal, they resigned from the state government due to public embarrassment.

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