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Overloaded central hospitals in need of support

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Overloaded central hospitals in need of support

Local-level health care facilities are expected to increase their capacity and provide better services to help reduce pressure at central hospitals by “gaining public trust”, said Nguyen Nam Lien, Director of the Health Ministry's Planning and Finance Department, at a press conference in Hanoi on June 29.

Healthcare service prices to be adjusted

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Healthcare service prices to be adjusted

Beginning on July 1, the Health Ministry and Vietnam Social Security (VSS) will adjust the prices of some health care services to better manage health insurance funds, said Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien.

Nearly 1 in 6 TB patients undetected: expert

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Nearly 1 in 6 TB patients undetected: expert

About 126,000 people have tuberculosis (TB) in Vietnam, but fewer than 106,000 have received treatment, while the others are undetected and sometimes unaware of their status, said Director of the Hanoi-based Central Pulmonology Hospital Nguyen Viet Nhung.

Health insurance abuse a common malaise

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Health insurance abuse a common malaise

Vietnam Social Security recorded some 13,100 patients undergoing check-ups more than 50 times, with the total cost of 28.3 million USD paid by its health insurance fund, during January-October.

Health insurance fund in deficit

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Health insurance fund in deficit

Vietnam’s health insurance fund is forecast to struggle with an enormous deficit of more than 10 trillion VND (434.8 million USD) this year, according to a newly released information from the Vietnam Social Insurance (VSI).