Hospital staff charging $21,000 for an ICU Hospital Bed

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Hospital staff charging $21,000 for an ICU Hospital Bed

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Hospital beds and medical supplies face enormous pressure with the ongoing pandemic. This article indicates that hospital staff were charging over $21,000 for an ICU hospital bed, a scheme that was broken up by the Peruvian police. If one hospital has been caught, how rampant could this practice be? Also, how can the average Peruvian afford such astronomical prices? The fees and the fact that people paid them show the disparity in healthcare access between Peruvians of means and those without.

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The Guardian

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This item was submitted on July 22, 2021 by Katy Kole de Peralta using the form “Share Your Story” on the site “A Journal of the Plague Year”:

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