His hospital bill: $1.2 million
The New Paper
By Judith Tan
SINGAPORE - $1.2 million.
This is not what someone paid for a home.
Rather it is the medical bill businessman Danny Foo accumulated for the 14 months he was in a vegetative state.
The 48-year-old partner of Quayside Group died last Tuesday.
He had collapsed and fallen into a coma in July last year, two weeks after he first sought treatment for an infected leg at a private hospital.
"Fortunately, Danny had the foresight to buy insurance early. We have only to pay 10 per cent of the bill, but $120,000 is still a pretty huge amount for the family to pay," Mr Foo's elder brother Steven, 49, told The New Paper.
Mr Foo had gone to a private hospital in early July last year to seek medical help for his leg, which was infected and swollen.