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WEF 7 March 2020, tourists and short term visit pass holders to pay for COVID19 treatments

Post by abbby » Mon, 09 Mar 2020 8:49 pm

I think the government has done the right thing, to prioritize the resources at hospitals.

PS: Testing fees are waived. =D>
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Post by martincymru » Tue, 10 Mar 2020 2:54 pm

more info required..... links etc. please
1. List of charges ?
2. How to pay and when ?
3. some tourists are cash poor ??
4. allowed to leave if don't/can't pay ?
5. can you refuse treatment ? what is the "treatment" ?
6. Case Law ?
7. visa extensions
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Post by PNGMK » Tue, 10 Mar 2020 3:50 pm

Martin - try the MOH.gov.sg website. Also ICA.gov.sg

If you refuse to pay etc you will be bounced onto another destination I assume. In terms of legality it's a gray area as you are not in Singapore yet when this happens (you're in international waters to to speak). I'd assume if you have no money you'll be 'sent a bill' to pay later.
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Post by abbby » Tue, 10 Mar 2020 4:56 pm

Here is the article:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-heal ... e=facebook

According to the article, the treatment of severe respiratory infections in Singapore public hospitals typically cost between S$6,000 - S$8,000.

From the cases of the cruise ships, I believe you can't return if you're infectious? Infected patients will be sent immediately to the NCID. And like what PNGMK, said, patients might be billed later?
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Post by x9200 » Tue, 10 Mar 2020 5:41 pm

martincymru wrote:
Tue, 10 Mar 2020 2:54 pm
more info required..... links etc. please
1. List of charges ?
2. How to pay and when ?
3. some tourists are cash poor ??
4. allowed to leave if don't/can't pay ?
5. can you refuse treatment ? what is the "treatment" ?
6. Case Law ?
7. visa extensions
etc.
If you get sick with any dangerous infectious disease you have to be isolated and treated and there is some cost involved. So goes for dozens of other cases, e.g. having stroke and landing in a hospital etc. etc. As a tourist (short time visitor), you should be insured traveling to another country. The insurance should normally cover it unless you did something falling under the "exceptions" clause. In other words, no reason to see it as some kind of specific case. This is normal that you had to pay rather than SG gov to pay for you.

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Re: WEF 7 March 2020, tourists and short term visit pass holders to pay for COVID19 treatments

Post by martincymru » Wed, 11 Mar 2020 3:40 pm

Not an insurable risk, I believe?

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