Home recovery for pregnant Covid-19 patients who are less than 26 weeks into their term

SINGAPORE – Fully vaccinated Covid-19 patients who are younger than 35 and less than 26 weeks pregnant will be allowed to recover at home after they are clinically assessed at selected hospitals.

Trade and Industry Minister Gan Kim Yong announced the expansion of the home-recovery programme on Saturday (Oct 23) at a press conference by the multi-ministry task force tackling the pandemic.

In a statement, the Health Ministry said pregnant women were included as the ministry’s onboarding processes and medical support structures are now more established.

Meanwhile, more general practitioners (GPs) will be recruited to provide telemonitoring support for those on the home-recovery programme, the task force said.

The programme, rolled out on Sept 15, is now the default care management model for people infected with Covid-19 who have mild or no symptoms.

But partially or unvaccinated individuals aged 50 and older, and vaccinated people aged 80 and older are not under the programme.

Children below one year old, and those aged one to four years who have been assessed to be clinically unsuitable for home recovery, may also need care at a hospital or a treatment facility.

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