Basketball incident, got four stitches. I was charged 6,052 NT.
My healthcare covered 5,672 NT, so I ended up paying 380 NT.
Healthcare provided by the government in Russia is free.
But you can pay there for some services, some more expensive medicine.
In private hospitals, you don’t have a line.
It’s much easier to get some tickets and make a time of when you are going there.
Doctors will listen to you more carefully and really care about your health.
Salaries in Russia for doctors is around 18k or 20k NTD.
For a nurse around 10k NTD.
When I was in the UK, I had two different options when I was sick.
I could go to the NHS (National Health Service) or private healthcare.
The NHS is completely free, but the downside of it is that there’s a long waiting line.
On the other hand, private healthcare is very convenient but ridiculously expensive.
One time I had a really bad toothache and I went to see a private dentist.
I paid 80 pounds for a checkup and an x-ray.
They told me that I needed a wisdom tooth removed.
And that it would cost me 220 pounds.
So long story short, I had it removed in Indonesia which cost me, the equivalent of 11 pounds.