Public medical centers in Hanoi yesterday started to apply new prices of services on patients without health insurance cards as per the People’s Council’s decision No. 02/2019/NQ.
Hospital raised fees on 10 types of examination and treatment services, bed prices, and 1,937 medical technique and testing.
Specifically, bed prices in first-class infirmaries’ intensive care units hiked from VND632,000 to VND678,000 ($27.1 - $29) a day while that in emergency room surged from VND336,000 to VND411,000 per day.
Examination for labor paper, injury document, periodic check-ups excluding testing and X-ray increased from VND120,000 to VND145,000.
A leader of the Hanoi Department of Health said that Hanoi has just 13.3 percent of uninsured patients; thereby, hike in hospital charges would neither affect the city’s consumer index nor create market price fluctuation.
As per the decision of the Hanoi People’s Council, those hospitalized before May 1 and discharged after the date will enjoy the old charges.