Dental patients groan over exorbitant billings by LUTH





Some patients at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Idi-Araba in Lagos State on Thursday groaned over exorbitant billings by the hospital.

The patients  speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said that they paid for services not fully rendered to them by some of the dental unit of the hospital.

A  dental patient, Mr Olufemi Ojo, said that the management of the hospital were extorting  them.

He said that on the first day he visited the hospital, he was asked to pay N2,500 for card registration.

“After paying for the card registration, I was asked to pay another N7, 000 for extraction and cleaning session.

” I was asked to come back on a later date for the completion of the treatment session because the dentist handling my case told me that he was tired that day.

“When I got back on  the next date for my appointment for the completion of the cleaning session, I was told to pay another  N1,875 to access my card.

“I had to…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper