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Prices of over 1,900 medical services increase slightly

The prices of about 1,900 different services offered at public hospitals have increased, according to the Ministry of Health.

 

Vietnam sees positive signs in health insurance coverage

Vietnam has made progress in its plan to increase health insurance coverage with some 90 per cent of the country’s population participating in the scheme by the end of May, said Pham Luong Son, deputy director of Vietnam Social Security.

More than 10 million Vietnamese still left out of health insurance

More than 10 million people were yet to be covered by health insurance as of May 2019, it was reported at an online discussion on sustainable development of health insurance held by the Government portal on June 25.

Hiked medical costs not in effect from June

The health ministry on Monday announced that the revised hospital and medical services rates for uninsured citizens will not come into effect in all hospitals across the country in June.

Gap remains in hospital quality

 VietNamNet Bridge – A pilot programme on national hospital quality assessment has resulted in positive results, but a gap between policy objectives and operations still exists, hospital officials have said.

Food safety inspections increased ahead of Tet

 VietNamNet Bridge – The ministries of Health, Agriculture and Rural Development and Industry and Trade will increase joint food safety inspections as Tet approaches, focusing on big cities and border provinces

Surprising fact: Foreigners visiting Vietnam for medical treatment

 VietNamNet Bridge - About 100,000 foreigners visit Vietnam every year for medical treatment, bringing more than $1 billion of revenue to local hospitals.