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Hospital Care for helper

Postby o&k » Sun, 15 Jan 2012 3:06 pm

Appreciate any advise that people may have for me and my wife,

Our helper has had a accident which has resulted is some serious long standing problems being detected that would not have otherwise been found.

We want to help her, but the medical costs are more then three times that of our insurance policy and we are unsure that the insurance will even cover it in the first place as it looks like it could be considered a pre existing condition.

We are covering all current medical costs, but the longer standing problems needs addressing also.

We have decided we want to pay for the required operation but would prefer to do it in the Phillipines where it is cheaper and she can have family support as we both work, have a young child and another on the way.

Does any one know where to start with hospitals and costs in the Phillipines ?

Any advise appreciated.


:?

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Postby beppi » Sun, 15 Jan 2012 8:32 pm

Not everyone is as nice as you to their maid:

A friend of mine knew a maid who fell from the ladder during window cleaning and injured her spine such that she'll have pain and needs medication for the rest of her life.
The employer thus cancelled the contract and sent her home (Sri Lanka), without any compensation.
My friend tried to help the maid, but to no avail: Apparently the employer has the right to do so under Singapore law.

Good luck with your endeavour - and may it be rewarded in some way in the future!

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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 16 Jan 2012 8:34 am

I cannot comment on the Philippines but you might look into Bumrungrad hospital in Bangkok. World class care and affordable prices. Even US BC/BS uses them.

http://www.bumrungrad.com/thailandhospital

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Postby beppi » Mon, 16 Jan 2012 4:57 pm

Bumrungrad is the (quality- and price-wise) top hospital in SEA - better than any in Singapore, says my wife (who administers their IT systems and has insider information).
There are others in Thailand that charge a fraction.

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Postby Hidy Ho » Mon, 16 Jan 2012 5:03 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:I cannot comment on the Philippines but you might look into Bumrungrad hospital in Bangkok. World class care and affordable prices. Even US BC/BS uses them.

http://www.bumrungrad.com/thailandhospital


That was my hospital when I used to live in BKK. Compared to US hospitals, that place is like 5 star with great services at affordable price.

Since I just arrived here I can't compare to any of Singapore hospitals. But if I can stereo-type "Service" attitude from what I've seen at stores and from real estate agents, I'm not hopeful.

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Postby o&k » Mon, 16 Jan 2012 7:06 pm

Thanks,

will have a look, was hoping for some where in the Phillapines where her family can support her for the 3 - 5 month recovery period

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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 17 Jan 2012 9:02 am

o&k wrote:Thanks,

will have a look, was hoping for some where in the Phillapines where her family can support her for the 3 - 5 month recovery period


She should have PhilHealth Coverage, as part of her POEA paperwork ..

Which part of Philippines is she from ?

Let me find out for you ..


beppi Actually, the law in Singapore is not like that .. unless somebody fast tracked her departure.. I quote the case of a maid who was under the care of an agent as she had problems with the employer, and the maid tried a high-dive, and the employer was forced to pay for all medical expenses for the maid .. and legally so .. as the maid was considered to be under the employers' care until she had left the country / cancelled the WP / or changed the employer ..


Hidy Ho Don't club real estate agents and medical service here .. PLEASE .................................. just because there are unscrupulous real estate agents dont' mean the doctors are scammers as well .. not nice ..

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Postby o&k » Wed, 18 Jan 2012 9:17 pm

She should have PhilHealth Coverage, as part of her POEA paperwork ..

Which part of Philippines is she from ?

Let me find out for you ..


POEA, this is the first I have heard of this, she was already working in Singapore for 11 years for the same family when we employed her .....

She is from near Davao, how do you check this ?

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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 19 Jan 2012 1:31 pm

o&k wrote:She should have PhilHealth Coverage, as part of her POEA paperwork ..

Which part of Philippines is she from ?

Let me find out for you ..


POEA, this is the first I have heard of this, she was already working in Singapore for 11 years for the same family when we employed her .....

She is from near Davao, how do you check this ?


Don't wanna clutter this board ..

Do let me have a PM, when you have it, and I will advice the proper recourse for her ..

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Postby o&k » Thu, 19 Jan 2012 7:49 pm

thanks

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Postby the lynx » Fri, 10 Feb 2012 5:00 pm

kitson chen wrote:So unlucky..
Although I can't help you,wish you can find a helper soon! :)


That is so off!

OP is not concerned about not being able to find a new helper to replace the injured one. She is trying to help provide medical and rehabilitation recourse for her - which is something priceless among maid employers.

Shame.

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Postby ecureilx » Fri, 10 Feb 2012 5:15 pm

the lynx wrote:
kitson chen wrote:So unlucky..
Although I can't help you,wish you can find a helper soon! :)


That is so off!

OP is not concerned about not being able to find a new helper to replace the injured one. She is trying to help provide medical and rehabilitation recourse for her - which is something priceless among maid employers.

Shame.


Exactly. Mixed priorities?

I did communicate with the OP

The maid has a good employer.


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