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Answer the following question based on the information given below

The table shows the comparative costs, in US Dollars, of major surgeries in USA and a select few Asian countries.

Procedure Comparative Costs in USA and some Asian countries (in US Dollars)
  USA India Thailand Singapore Malaysia
Heart Bypass 130000 10000 11000 18500 9000
Heart Valve Replacement 160000 9000 10000 12500 9000
Angioplasty 57000 11000 13000 13000 11000
Hip Replacement 43000 9000 12000 12000 10000
Hysterectomy 20000 3000 4500 6000 3000
Knee Replacement 40000 8500 10000 13000 8000
Spinal Fusion 62000 5500 7000 9000 6000

The equivalent of one US Dollar in the total currencies is given below:

  1 US Dollar Equivalent
India 40.928 Rupees
Malaysia 3.51 Ringits
Thailand 32.89 Bahts
Singapore 1.53 $ Dollars

A consulting firm found that the quality of the health services were not the same in all the countries above. A poor quality surgery may have significant repercussions in future, resulting in more cost in correcting mistakes. The cost of poor quality surgery is given in the table below:

Procedure Comparative Costs in USA and some Asian countries (in US Dollars)
  USA India Thailand Singapore Malaysia
Heart Bypass 0 3 3 2 4
Heart Valve Replacement 0 5 4 5 5
Angioplasty 0 5 5 4 6
Hip Replacement 0 7 5 5 8
Hysterectomy 0 5 6 5 4
Knee Replacement 0 9 6 4 4
Spinal Fusion 0 5 6 5 6

The rupee value increases to Rs.35 for a US Dollar, and all other things including quality, remain the same. What is the approximate difference in cost, in US Dollars, between Singapore and India for a Spinal Fusion, taking this change into account?

  1. 700
  2. 2500
  3. 4500
  4. 8000
  5. No difference
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