Singapore to Deny Free Covid Healthcare to the Unvaccinated



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Posted by Ed 21 days ago
Starting from December 8th, the city-state of Singapore will deny access to free Covid healthcare to those who refuse to get vaccinated. The Government will continue to cover the cost of treatment for those who have received the jab or those unable to, such as children under 12 years-old. 
 
The Government had always covered the medical bills of those who are fully vaccinated, under 12, or medically ineligible for the jab.
 
Singapore has one of the highest vaccination rates in the world with more than 85% of the population fully vaccinated.
 
But the city-state’s healthcare system is struggling under the strain of a fierce outbreak, reporting around 2,000 to 3,000 cases a day and a handful of deaths.
 
Those affected will still be able to use regular financing arrangements to cover the cost, such as private insurance…
 
The Health Minister said partially vaccinated residents will not be charged for hospital care until after December 31st, giving them enough time to get the second jab.
 
And medically ineligible patients can from November 15th visit any certified medical practitioner to get an exemption card to prove why they have not had the vaccine.
 
The Government is also working on an automated system to streamline checks for medically ineligible residents to enter venues without having to show paper documentation.
 
But the Health Ministry warned unvaccinated residents to minimise their time in the community to avoid catching or spreading Covid.
 
The Ministry said: “While we have extended a concession to those who are medically ineligible to be able to dine-in, enter malls and participate in activities where required, they remain unvaccinated and their risk of becoming infected with Covid and/or becoming severely ill remains real and very high.
 
“We strongly encourage these individuals to minimise such activities and to use this concession judiciously.”
 

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COMMENTS
Ed 21 days ago

Congratulations to the Singapore government!

Following an outstanding campaign convincing their citizens to inject the experiment substance they have seized the title of world's most-vaccinated county, they have a double gold medal having just broken their all-time Covid infection record.

This 'thoroughly' tested 'vaccine' was supposed to stop the spread of Covid. Fail.

 

29 Aug 2021 — With most of its 5.7 million people vaccinated, Singapore now has the world's highest rate of complete vaccinations.


24 September 2021 -

Singapore tightens COVID-19 curbs after seeing record infections


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Ed 21 days ago

Singapore Sees Eight-Fold Rise in Covid-19 Cases; ICU Occupancy Shoots Up to 53%

Singapore is witnessing a surge in Covid-19 cases. Senior Minister of State for Health Janil Puthucheary noted that the exponential rise in cases has impacted Singapore's healthcare capacity.

Around 15 percent of hospital beds in the public hospitals are used for around 10 percent of Covid-19 cases.

Those who require oxygen supplementation or ICU care account for 2 percent of total cases. In the last three months, ICU bed occupancy has increased from 26 percent to 53 percent and the occupancy of isolation beds has risen from 58 percent to 86 percent. Occupancy in community care facilities has gone up from 10 percent to 35 percent, according to Puthucheary.

He further noted that public hospital emergency departments have seen up to an eight-fold increase in the number of patients who have positive results using ART (antigen rapid test) or PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests.

Puthucheary gave this update in reply to Parliamentary questions on Monday (October 4). He said the government is taking steps to expand hospital and treatment resources to ensure that everyone who needs medical care will receive it.

"We are closely monitoring the ICU trends in particular," he said. "We have increased the ICU bed capacity by 74 beds for a total of 187 beds dedicated to Covid-19 patients with severe conditions. More ICU beds can be opened on short notice, if needed."

He added that the government is closely monitoring the hospital manpower situation, given that close to 400 healthcare workers have tested positive for Covid-19. Hospitals will continue to cross deploy resources, he said, adding that they are working with private healthcare providers to augment their manpower.

Singapore has seen a rise in cases recently. On Friday, there were 2,909 new Covid-19 infections reported, with eight deaths.

A surge in Covid cases — the vast majority of which have no or mild symptoms — prompted Singapore's government to tighten social-distancing measures from last week onwards.

Many of those cases were detected because Singapore is "doing a lot of surveillance for Covid" through testing, said Ashley St. John, associate professor at Duke-NUS Medical School, according to CNBC.

Paul Tambyah, chairman of the opposition Singapore Democratic party and an infectious diseases specialist, said the government appeared "hesitant" in shifting away from a "zero Covid" strategy.

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Ed 21 days ago

World's Most Vaccinated Country Update!!!

Singapore ICU Beds Fill Up as Severe Covid Cases Rise

The number of seriously ill Covid-19 patients in Singapore has risen to such an extent that 83.6% of intensive care unit beds in government-run hospitals have been taken up, and only 60 are currently vacant.

Of the 366 ICU beds in public hospitals, 306 have occupants, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health on Monday. Of that total, 171 patients were being treated for Covid and 135 for non-Covid ailments.

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