A 70-year-old American who contracted COVID-19 and was hospitalized in Seattle for two months has been billed over $1 million.
According to the Seattle Times newspaper that reported the news, the man will not have to pay the bill out of his pocket.
After all, the US Congress has allocated USD 100 billion to help hospitals and insurance companies bear the cost of the pandemic.
Michael Flor was admitted to a Seattle medical center on March 4, where he was to stay for 62 days. At the time, his condition was so bad that the nurses kept a phone with him so that his wife and two children could say goodbye. However, the man recovered and was able to leave the center on May 5.
However, the Seventies received an invoice of 181 pages, for a total amount of 1,122,501.04 dollars, he said to the newspaper. The invoice shows the cost of all care given to him. The cost of a room in intensive care was $ 9,736 a day.
To transform his room into a sterile room for 42 days – nearly $ 409,000. The use of a ventilator for 29 days then costs another $ 82,000. The cost of care on the two days that his health was threatening is $ 100,000.