The government of Quebec, the second most populous province in Canada, said it would impose a rule that would force adults who refuse to be vaccinated, to pay a fee.
Premier Francois Legault said that the new proposal would be detailed and would not apply to people who cannot be vaccinated due to underlying diseases or health problems.
“People who are eligible but don’t get the shot will put a financial burden on others and the health of the province,” said Legault, adding that the government was working out the amount to be paid, but “will not be less than 100 percent.” CAD” (1.8 million VND).
The measure is about to be taken in the context that hospitals in Montreal, the largest city in the province, are close to 100% capacity and have begun to cut health care services for ordinary patients (not infected with Covid-19). ). Notably, only about 12.8% of Quebec residents are unvaccinated, but account for almost a third of all severe hospitalizations.
“This levy may be reasonable in the context of a medical emergency. But whether regulation survives court action depends on the details,” said Carolyn, professor of health sciences and medicine. Ells at McGill University, commented.
In addition, the female professor expressed surprise that the Quebec government decided to let people “pay taxes”, instead of expanding the mandatory regulations on vaccination.
But it’s not the only place in the world that imposes financial penalties on people who don’t inject. From the end of January 2022, Greeks over 60 years old will have to pay 100 euros (2.5 million dong) a month if they do not get vaccinated. While Singapore has asked patients with Covid-19 to pay their own medical bills if they actively do not vaccinate.
Minh Phuong (According to BBC, Reuters)