Hospital Heists

According to a news report by the state-run China National Radio, a caller from the city of Urumqi in China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang told the station that he was given four injections at a local hospital when going in for routine treatment for an illness. The man told CNR he was charged 10,000 yuan (US$1,500) for the four injections and is still sick. Attention has turned increasingly in China to the problem of exorbitant medical costs and fraudulent behavior within the medical industry. In this cartoon, posted by the Kunming-based studio Yuan Jiao Man’s Space (圆觉漫时空) to QQ.com, a patient hooked up to four IV’s turns out his pocket and finds himself penniless as a doctor walks off counting a stack of cash and grinning widely.

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