Amputee upset hospital discharged him

Amputee upset hospital discharged him
Mr Erwin Mirandaa former commando warrant officer, suffered about 6 strokes and had to be warded at NUH and he claims he had been there since 2012.

SINGAPORE - He was warded at the National University Hospital (NUH) on May 28 last year for the amputation of four toes on his right leg and for cataract surgery.

Retired army officer Ervine Miranda, 59, ended up staying there for eight months.

When NUH discharged him on Jan 6, saying he was fit enough to return home, he was furious. NUH said he was a challenging patient to care for as he had verbally abused medical staff and thrown things at them.

Mr Miranda told The New Paper he had been in and out of hospital since a series of strokes from 2012.

In the latest case after his surgery, doctors said he could be discharged.

But he said he chose to remain hospitalised because he was an amputee.

He said: "Obviously, it is not convenient for me to move around, let alone take care of myself."

Finally, in January, he was deemed medically fit and discharged.

But the divorcé was livid.

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