You never drive your car without carrying a spare wheel, because the risk of getting a puncture is real.
The virus causes respiratory infections like colds and flu to more severe diseases. (World Health Organisation Q and A on coronaviruses - COVID-19)
The virus is spread from person to person, through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with the illness coughs or exhales.
These droplets can also land on objects around that sick person and stay there for a few hours, up to several days.
Although there is no cure for the virus, there are a number of effective steps you can take to lessen the risk of getting sick. Please Google for these.
It is highly communicable illness, although in most locations the risk of catching COVID-19 is still low. However, there are now places around the world (cities or areas) where the disease is spreading. For people living in, or visiting, these areas the risk of catching COVID-19 is higher.
Unfortunately, new outbreaks can emerge rapidly.
Generally, treatment will really be directed at relieving symptoms and may include:
These treatments are relatively inexpensive and most people will be able to self-pay for them.
The problem we face is if you do not respond favourably to this normal flu-like treatment.
Our major risk lies in the severity of illness that may follow contracting Covid-19.
Should you develop life-threatening symptoms and require treatment in a private hospital, it will be extremely serious and expensive.
A week in an isolation, specialised intensive care ward can be upwards of R60,000
A US resident racked up a $3,200 (R55,000) hospital bill for suspected coronavirus treatment!
These costs included blood tests, virus and pneumonia testing, chemist and a visit to a GP.
A comprehensive medical aid plan will pay these costs for you.
BUT, what if you land up having to be treated in an isolation, intensive care ward in hospital and need 24/7 care and oxygen therapy?
Can you afford those costs?
Here is what you must do.
A medical aid guarantees you admission to hospital with no upfront deposits.
It ensures you will be able to afford the finest of care for as long as it takes for you to recover.
You have support should you have problems with treatments.
Medical aid is the only way for most of us to afford the best medical care available.
Don’t be like those drivers who travel, get a flat tyre and have no spare wheel!
Be prepared as the pandemic is coming and you have an excellent chance of never being affected at all - by simply being pro-active.
And that includes joining a medical aid HOSPITAL PLAN today!
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Last update: May 6, 2021
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