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My Maid got Tuberculosis!

Postby yvonnegenius » Mon, 11 Jul 2011 8:25 pm

OMG, my maid contacted tuberculosis, and is going to be hospitalised for 2 weeks....my family is at risk, and I just realised the insurance does not cover this disease!

Any advice on how I can handle the medical bills. I wanted to isolate her at home, but seems like not possible. Anyone has any experience on this before? I am lost.... :cry:

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Postby Addadude » Mon, 11 Jul 2011 11:26 pm

Before you start worrying about medical bills, you need to check that your family is all clear from the disease. Just because you had a BCG jab back home, it doesn't mean that you can't contract TB here.

Ministry of Health will normally require anyone who has been in prolonged contact with the affected party to go for a series of skin patch tests at the Communicable Disease Centre (CDC) at Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

Don't mess around. Get this checked now. If any of your family do test positive for the TB antibodies it can be easily fixed with a rather long duration antibiotic course.
"Both politicians and nappies need to be changed regularly, and for the same reasons."

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Re: My Maid got Tuberculosis!

Postby Caratbunny » Mon, 16 Jan 2012 3:12 pm

yvonnegenius wrote:OMG, my maid contacted tuberculosis, and is going to be hospitalised for 2 weeks....my family is at risk, and I just realised the insurance does not cover this disease!

Any advice on how I can handle the medical bills. I wanted to isolate her at home, but seems like not possible. Anyone has any experience on this before? I am lost.... :cry:


It's happened to my family and I before too! Just go get the jab:) I guess it may also be a good idea to send her back so she can recover in the comfort of her home.
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