Patients no longer have to pay extra for sponge baths at KKH

The change comes after a patient complained that KKH had charged her for things she had thought were included in the ward charge and daily treatment fees.
The change comes after a patient complained that KKH had charged her for things she had thought were included in the ward charge and daily treatment fees. PHOTO: DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH) is no longer charging patients extra should they require a sponge bath or assisted bath.

The change comes after Australian Santhi Menon, who was here visiting family, complained that KKH had charged her for things she had thought were included in the ward charge and daily treatment fees.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 09, 2018, with the headline 'Patients no longer have to pay extra for sponge baths at KKH'. Print Edition | Subscribe