One woman shared her story to The Star newspaper on how her family had to pay almost RM60,000 in medical expenses for their 87-year-old mother who was hospitalised in a private hospital for 35 days. Their mother was in the Critical Care Unit for a week, was moved to a single-bed room and did not have any surgery, yet the bill was crazily high and the details on the bill were vague. The worse was when she was told they were charged RM85 for any doctor who came to visit their mother even when it was supposed to be a routine check-up. This also included a nutritionist which the woman found unnecessary as her mother didn’t really need one. Even a nurse’s visit would be charged, especially if their mother rang the nurse’s bell after 9.30pm.