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This state terminates the coverage of the unvaccinated

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This state terminates the coverage of the unvaccinated

There is a state that has decided to leave the unvaccinated to their fate, forcing them to cover the cost of treatment for the coronavirus out of their own pocket.

It may seem paradoxical, but it is implemented. Expenditure on unvaccinated coronavirus patients will no longer be covered by the state in Singapore. The country has a high vaccination rate of up to 85% and the authorities have decided to make this move for those who have not been vaccinated by choice.

“Currently, unvaccinated people make up a significant majority of those in need of intensive inpatient care and are disproportionately contributing to our health care resources,” the Department of Health said in a statement Monday, according to the Washington Post.

Who does the state continue to cover?

“Coronavirus patients can use the existing healthcare funding system to pay their bills, where applicable,” the ministry added.

“Until the coronavirus situation stabilizes,” the ministry added, it will continue to cover the relevant medical costs for those who are being vaccinated, as well as for those who are still unable to get the vaccine: children aged 12 and under and people with certain medical conditions. diseases. Partially vaccinated people in Singapore will be covered until December 31.

Singapore's healthcare system, which is considered one of the best in the world and relies, among other things, on direct funding from workers' wages, will continue to support and subsidize the treatment of the unvaccinated, but will not cover it entirely. “Hospitals prefer not to charge these patients,” the health minister said, “but we need to send this important message to urge everyone to get vaccinated if you are eligible.”

Source: 24h.com.cy

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