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ICU BILLS FOR UNVACCINATED BY CHOICE ABOUT $25,000 BEFORE SUBSIDIES

Patients who tested positive and are admitted to ICU will face about $25,000 in medical bills before government subsidies if they choose not to be vaccinated on their own accord.

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The Ministry of Health (MOH) said that the amount will be significantly lower if there are subsidies and insurance to bear the costs of the ICU fees.

$25,000 is the average sum for patients who require ICU care and Covid-19 treatment.

Government subsidies and MediShield Life can reduce the bill by about $2,000 – $4,000 for Singaporeans who are eligible.

The remaining can be paid of by the balance in the Medisave accounts.

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The bill size also varies depending on the amount of treatment that the patient has received as well as the facility where the patient is housed at.

MOH also said that the majority of people ending up in ICU are people who can receive the vaccine but choose not to do so.

Currently, the bills for all Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and long term pass holders are all footed by the Government with the exception of those who return from overseas and tested positive.

The Government has announced recently that from December 8, those who choose not to be vaccinated even though they are eligible have to foot their own medical bills if they test positive and require to be hospitalised.

The bills for the vaccinated will continue to be footed by the Government until the situation in Singapore stabilises.

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