The Health and Disability Commission (HDC) has revealed that the Advanced Medical Institute has provided medicines to four men, between 2007 and 2009, without assessing them medically. The payment was taken through credit cards and that too without consent, found the HDC.
The investigation has found that the two of the four patients were called up at the institute and had a word with doctors, who asked them to start taking a special treatment known as an erectile dysfunction treatment programme. Both were unaware of the fact that they will be charged money for seeking suggestion.
Most astonishing part of the story is that both men received a message of $2880 billing, which was being done without their consent. When both the men called at the institute to seek funds, they were refused time and again.
The third patient was asked to take a treatment for a 12-month and that too on the phone. Though he did not confirm for the programme, he was charged $1200 for the same. He also contacted the institute for the refund, but he also did not get any sort of refund.
The HDC has said that the authorities concerned should take strict action against the institute, so the incident does not get repeated.