Mona's Musings : Disgraceful private medical practices

【明報專訊】The electrocardiogram (心電圖) went sluggish, finally resigning to a quiet horizontal line. On the last day of 2020, a good friend bid farewell to his grandmother, who, at the mellow age of 90, had been bed-ridden (臥病在牀的) for a month due to deteriorating lungs. Amidst the havoc COVID has wreaked, the family has paid for one of the most expensive private hospitals in town in exchange for the right to visit in her last days. Of course, they had also hoped for more attentive services, which was regretfully absent. Requests were often neglected to a point where the patient almost choked multiple times. Money cannot buy health. It can barely buy quality medical services.