US patients landed with ‘surprise’ medical bills despite being insured
07 June 2019 | 9:32 am
US patients landed with 'surprise' medical bills despite being insured.
25 Mar 2021
Around 1,500 medical workers and Covid-19 patients, many in full PPE, join for a mass performance of the angklung, a traditional Indonesian instrument made of bamboo. The act marks the opening of the country’s largest Covid-19 hospital which has treated more than 70,000 patients.
17 Apr 2021
Jennifer and Matthieu, sufferers of 'long Covid', have a lot in common. They're both in their mid-thirties, caught Covid-19 in March 2020, and suffered mild flu-like symptoms at the time. They have both seen their lives turned upside down as they've since struggled with long-term symptoms, including difficulty breathing, trouble concentrating and chest pain. But while treatment programmes for long Covid are now being developed, finding the health professionals to carry them out is another challenge.
22 Apr 2021
Several people died after the oxygen supply to a hospital was cut off because of a problem with a gas tank. The incident comes as India grapples with an unmanageable third wave of coronavirus infections.
26 Apr 2021
The blaze at a hospital in western India comes as the country grapples with the world's biggest daily surge of COVID infections since the beginning of the pandemic.
2 May 2021
In Madrid, heavily dependent patients with reduced mobility are being vaccinated with the single dose Janssen vaccine first. Soledad Holgado, a doctor in the Madrid region, says the single dose means "we are going to speed up the vaccination process".
21 May 2021
The alarming surge of COVID cases in India has restricted medical treatment for Afghan citizens, who rely on the country's health facilities. For one Afghan patient, the stakes are getting higher with each passing day.
26 May 2021
About 97% of Kenyans seeking medical treatments abroad go to India. With rising COVID-19 deaths and restrictions on travel to India, Kenyans seeking treatment have been left stranded.
18 Jun 2021
Grace a robotic medical assistant was created to relieve the burden on the frontline medical staff who have been overworked due to the pandemic. The robot is designed to interact with people in isolation.
14 Aug 2021
An oxygen pipe has ruptured, cutting vital supplies to a Russian intensive care ward. Nine coronavirus patients have died as a result.
11 Sep 2021
At least 17 patients died after floods swept through a hospital in central Mexico, disrupting the power supply and oxygen therapy, authorities said Tuesday. The facility in the town of Tula in Hidalgo state was inundated after a river overflowed following heavy rain, the government said on Twitter.
30 Sep 2021
Surrounded by barbed wire and an electric fence, marijuana plants flourish under the bright sun on a farm in a mountainous area outside Rio de Janeiro. The farm belongs to a pioneering Brazilian NGO engaged in the production of medical cannabis to help patients with seizures.
2 Oct 2021
While the eyes of the world focus on the Covid-19 pandemic, the fight against HIV has slowed down in Romania. The pandemic has deprived at-risk groups of access to health services and testing, as well as disrupting supply chains and medicine supplies, raising fears of a rise in cases.
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Although EU candidacy for Ukraine and Moldova has been hailed as historic, frustrations among other candidates years into their own membership bids should serve as a reminder that the path ahead won't be easy.
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Police said they were investigating an overnight mass shooting outside a bar popular with the LGBTQ community as a "terrorist act." Oslo's annual Pride parade, which was planned for Saturday, has been called off.
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The US Supreme Court has struck down a New York law restricting gun-carrying rights, in its most important judgement on guns in over a decade.
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Spanish and Moroccan activists called for a probe into the clash that left at least 18 people dead at Spain's North African exclave of Melilla. The unrest started when some 2,000 migrants tried to rush the border fence.
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