Wednesday, February 22, 2006
The High Cost Of Health Care in Malaysia
(Laura's reaction to the bill at Gleneagles Intan's Fig Tree cafe)
We all know and we are constantly reminded by insurance companies that health care is expensive and getting more so by the day. Last week I got a rude shock that even visiting friends and family who are in need of health care can also be blaardy expensive.
I had to take my daughter to her paediatrician at the Gleneagles Intan hospital in Jalan Ampang. We hadn't had breakfast and while waiting for her turn we decided to go down to the cafe to get something to eat.
I had a bowl of the day's "special" (meaning that the ingredients were mostly yesterday's leftovers) which was curry laksa. My daughter had a bottle of pop. Total bill? RM19.32
The Chef's Special RM 9.50++
Snapple Arpicot/Orange Juice RM8.90++