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Coronavirus treatment to be paid for unvaccinated residents of Singapore

09.11.2021 35 просмотров

The Singapore government will pay for the treatment of diseases caused by coronavirus for residents who refuse to be vaccinated. This was announced on Monday at a press conference by Minister of Health On Ye Kun.

According to him, "the authorities initially paid for all medical expenses for local citizens and foreigners permanently residing here, if they did not leave Singapore." “We intend to keep this approach. However, starting from December 8, Singaporeans and foreigners who refuse vaccination will have to pay all the costs associated with the treatment of diseases caused by coronavirus," the head of the department emphasized. The minister clarified that “for children under 12 years of age, as well as those who are medically contraindicated for the vaccine, the government will continue to pay such costs.”

“Currently, unvaccinated residents account for the bulk of those patients who need intensive therapy, thus greatly increasing the burden on the healthcare system,” said On Ye Kun.

To date, approximately 85% of all Singaporeans have received both doses of the coronavirus vaccine. The state immunization program uses drugs from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Sinovac.

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