To be treated in a hospital can be expensive, prompting some of us to self-medicate and look for treatments online. Public hospitals tend to be overcrowded and lacking in many machines, so many patients had no choice but to check into private hospitals which are more expensive.
A newborn mom named Mitzi Gonzalez Valentino had no choice but to transfer to a private hospital. Mitzi had to be rushed to another hospital as her newborn baby girl needed to be admitted to a neonatal ICU (NICU).
Her daughter Summer had already ingested some of her poop, and also had a further complication of a cord coil.
Thankfully, the private hospital where Baby Summer was confined took good care of her daughter and it was fully equipped to handle her case. But this came with a high price tag. Within just a few days, the bill was over Php100,000 ($3,000), excluding doctors’ fees.
With doctors telling them that the baby needs to be confined for 3 to 4 weeks, Valentino and her husband realized they would be paying the hospital at least a Php1 million ($20,000) by the time Summer is discharged.
The new mom asked for help from friends and family (and strangers) on social media, knowing they couldn’t afford to pay for the fee which about to be due soon.
However, the hospital owner himself heard about Mitzi’s situation. The unnamed owner released her from the private hospital she was confined in without charging her for anything.