This, of course, is before subsidies.
With means-testing, government subsidies, and Medishield Life coverage, the actual amount to be footed will come down significantly to around $2000 to $4000 in a subsidised ward for eligible Singaporeans.
The cost of treatment, if you are sent to a Covid-19 Treatment Facility is expected to be around $4,500 for a seven-day stay.
“For Singapore Citizens, after subsidies and MediShield Life where applicable, the co-payment is around $1,000.”
For those who are partially vaccinated, they will have their medical bills paid for by the Government until Dec 31. This is to give them time to complete their regime after which, if they are not fully vaccinated, they will also have to foot their own medical bill should they get infected with Covid-19.
There are also Community Isolation Facility (CIF) here. Currently, travellers and Short-Term Visit Pass holders are charged for CIF stays.
“At the moment, unvaccinated persons who are Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents, and Long-Term Pass holders and have not travelled in last 14 days are not charged for CIF stays, should a CIF stay be required, “said the MOH spokesperson.
Currently, the number of unvaccinated people who become severely sick is disproportionately large. The new measure requiring the unvaccinated to foot their own medical bill is yet another push to get this small group of people to vaccinate themselves not just for their own protection but also because they continue to be a big strain on hospital resources.
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