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CHCC: 8 Covid-19 patients remain stable

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OF the 11 confirmed Covid-19 cases in the CNMI, eight remain in stable condition and are “isolated” at Kanoa Resort, Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. Chief Executive Officer Esther Muna said on Monday.


One other patient has been confined at the hospital while two others have passed away.
At Kanoa Resort, doctors and nurses are providing healthcare “24/7” to more than 40 individuals who need to be isolated and monitored, Muna said.
Seek medical help
CHCC continues to encourage everyone to seek medical treatment or preventive services, especially if they have symptoms that resemble Covid-19 — fever, cough, shortness of breath.
Also on Monday, CHCC urged non-U.S. citizens with symptoms that resemble coronavirus to seek medical help, saying that this “will not negatively affect any alien” in “a future public charge analysis.”
Some undocumented nonresidents are concerned that they will be reported to federal law enforcers if they seek Covid-19 screening or treatment.
“Covid-19 does not discriminate, and neither does CHCC,” the healthcare corporation stated. “It is essential that everyone get the care they need to combat this virus in our community. CHCC never reports to federal immigration authorities about the immigration status of our patients.”
As for those who are not eligible for Medicaid or Medicare because of their immigration status, CHCC advised them to coordinate with their insurance provider about coverage and copay charges for Covid-19 related services.
“If you do not have health insurance, CHCC offers a sliding fee discount program which allows discounts for Covid-19 related services according to family income. This program is available to all CNMI residents regardless of immigration status,” CHCC stated.

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