1.36 million won for a four-person household for home treatment of inoculated patients… Family quarantine reduced by 3 days to 7 days (total)

Prime Minister Boo-gyeom Kim visits a home treatment managed medical institution for COVID-19

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The government has decided to provide additional living expenses if a person who has completed the COVID-19 vaccine breaks through and receives home treatment.

In addition, the management period for family quarantined persons will be shortened from 10 days to 7 days only for those who have completed the vaccination.

In order to relieve the burden on medical institutions due to the increase in in-home care, the health monitoring period for in-home caregivers by medical institutions will also be reduced from 10 days to 7 days by 3 days, and local clinics will also be mobilized for home treatment. did.

The Ministry of Health and Welfare’s Central Accident Management Headquarters (heavy water version) reported to the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters on the improvement plan for home treatment.

Last month, the basic policy of expanding at-home treatment along with the implementation of a gradual recovery of daily life was set, but as the number of new confirmed cases and the number of severe cases rapidly increased, and the capacity of the bed reached its limit, the at-home treatment system was significantly reinforced.

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◇ Relieve the burden on the family… Addition of living expenses to ‘vaccinated’ home treatment families

To further promote home treatment, the government has decided to provide additional living expenses to those who are receiving home treatment from today.

If the at-home treatment target is vaccinated or under the age of 18, the living expenses for a four-person household will be given an additional 460,000 won for 10 days. It is a de facto vaccination incentive in that additional subsidies are provided only to those who have completed vaccination.

Currently, 904,920 won is paid for living expenses for a four-person household, but this will be increased to 1,64,920 won for these households.

Living expenses will be increased to 559,000 won for single-person households, 872,850 won for two-person households, 1,129,280 won for three-person households, and 1,549,000 won for households with five or more members.

Choi Jong-kyun, head of the home treatment group, Choi Jong-kyun, who is the head of the home treatment group, said at a briefing on the day, “The purpose of providing additional support for living expenses only to those who have completed vaccination is to strengthen support for those who have completed vaccination. “We also recognize cases where a person who is cured of the virus or an exempt who is difficult to vaccinate for medical reasons is infected,” he said.

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In addition, in order to relieve the burden of isolation on the families of confirmed cases, it was decided to shorten the management period of co-isolators from 10 days to 7 days only for those who have been vaccinated. This is a measure taking into consideration the point that if not only the confirmed case but also their families enter the joint quarantine, there will be families with difficulties in making a living.

Accordingly, family quarantined persons who have been vaccinated can go to work or go to school from the 8th day if the PCR (gene amplification) test is negative on the 6th to 7th day of isolation.

Jungsubon explained that the management period was shortened with reference to the research results that most infections occurred within 4 days of confirmation and the spread of infection decreased after 4 days.

In addition, family quarantined persons can go out for hospital treatment or visits to pharmacies, even if they are in quarantine.

From January next year, the government will also provide oral treatment to elderly home-treated patients.

After 10 days of at-home treatment, he is released from quarantine without undergoing PCR testing, raising concerns that there is a possibility of transmission.

Director Choi replied, “After about a week, the infectivity drops significantly.

[그래픽]  COVID-19 home treatment improvement plan

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◇ Reduced the monitoring period for home therapists to 7 days… Reduce the burden on medical institutions

The government also decided to reduce the health monitoring period for at-home healers from 10 days to 7 days to secure the response capacity of medical institutions.

Currently, health status monitoring is carried out for only 7 days during the 10-day quarantine period at the living treatment center, and the same policy is applied to home treatment.

However, if the medical institution determines that more monitoring is necessary, it can be extended.

The government has decided to preemptively secure managed medical institutions so that home treatment can be performed without any setbacks, and the Korean Medical Association and the Seoul City Council are planning to prepare a pilot plan to participate in local medical institutions.

As of the 3rd of last month, there were a total of 216 managed medical institutions, including 4 tertiary general hospitals, 120 general hospitals, 88 hospitals, and 4 clinics.

The government decided to recognize the fee for each medical treatment to revitalize the operation of short-term and outpatient treatment centers where home healers can receive tests and face-to-face treatment.

In addition, up to KRW 250 million will be supported for the installation cost of the medical center.

The government also improved the transport system by expanding pre-designated transport medical institutions and securing at least one hospital bed for all emergency personnel so that home-treated patients can be quickly transferred to a medical institution in an emergency.

When traveling to a short-term or outpatient treatment center in a non-emergency situation, you can use a personal vehicle or a quarantine taxi.

When using a private vehicle, a person who has been vaccinated must drive, keep the windows open, and the patient must sit diagonally with the driver.

The local government promotion system was also reorganized from the ‘home treatment team’ to the ‘home treatment promotion team’, and the head of the local government deputy head of the local government oversees the promotion group.

An ‘infravan’ was newly established within the promotion group to expand infrastructure such as managed medical institutions and short-term and outpatient treatment centers.

Meanwhile, the government mandated that each local government additionally deploy administrative personnel for home treatment.

The government plans to continue improving the system to promote home treatment by reflecting the characteristics of COVID-19, in which 80 to 90% are asymptomatic and mild.

In Korea, 20% of COVID-19 confirmed patients are hospitalized, 30% are admitted to community treatment centers, and 50% are receiving home treatment.

On the other hand, overseas, the proportion of COVID-19 patients receiving inpatient treatment is 2.78% in the UK, 6.95% in Singapore, 13.8% in Japan, and 4.69% in Germany, the government explains that the rate of home treatment is much higher than that of Korea.

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