How much did the bypass surgery cost you? Said my friend who believes in getting himself updated with the escalating costs of medical treatment, irrespective of the nature of illness.
Well, probably the same as purchasing one of the latest cars, I said amused at his curiosity.
But he appeared not satisfied with my answer.
Is it five, six or seven lakhs? He said.
Understanding that he was serious I asked him to guess.
Well, I can tell with authority about the three corporate hospitals I know and the most reputed one is also the most expensive one in Chennai , he said promptly.
Well, the amount charged in this particular hospital is close to that figure, I said.
Oh, not bad, he appeared relieved. I wanted to know because I should be prepared in case…. , he added .
Why do you imagine that a situation would arise at all in your case? I tried to assure him.
You wouldn’t know, you see. Sometimes we are caught unawares, like it happens in most cases, he sighed.
n.meera raghavendra rao