Orthopedic company took off external prostheses of patient that couldn’t pay

Orthopedic company took off external prostheses of patient that couldn't pay
Brutal human reality in a hospital in Spain

Just like reminding “Repo Men” (Miguel Sapochnik, 2010), a scientific feature with Jude Law and the Brazilian actress Alice Braga, the fiction creativity showed to be a real sociological problem, in Spain, on May 6th, 2013

An orthopedic company took off the external prostheses of a patient in the Valencia Hospital Arnau de Vilanova, because the guy, Adrian, 23 years-old, said that couldn’t pay the 152 Euros of the prostheses by the moment.

The young man now has other prostheses given by a man from Llíria. The case was notice by Público.es, which explained that the Spanish Department of Health only supplies internal prostheses.

Written By: Karina Gonçalves

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