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G-bonds become important capital mobilisation tool: official

G-bonds become important capital mobilisation tool: official

Efforts of the Ministry of Finance to restructure the Government bond market have turned the bonds into an important capital mobilisation channel for national economic development, stated Phan Thi Thu Hien, head of the ministry’s Finance-Banking Department.

Abuse of health insurance fund continues

Abuse of health insurance fund continues

Vietnam Social Security (VSS) has reported that many hospitals have been found abusing the health insurance fund in the first six months of this year.

Deputy PM gives direction to prevent 'double' inflation

Deputy PM gives direction to prevent 'double' inflation

Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has asked the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) to actively and proactively direct monetary policy; closely combine with fiscal and macro-policies to control inflation; and prevent 'double' inflation caused by higher foreign exchange rates and global fuel prices.

Finance sector tops e-Government development in 2017

Finance sector tops e-Government development in 2017

The Ministry of Finance led the way in e-Government development in 2017, with more than 20 million requested records under online processing, according to a report on Vietnam’s e-Government development in 2017.

Health insurance covers nearly 87% of population

Health insurance covers nearly 87% of population

More than 81.5 million Vietnamese people, or nearly 87% of the population, were covered by health insurance by the end of June, according to the Vietnam Social Security (VSS).

Hospitals urged to ensure quality after fees drop

Hospitals urged to ensure quality after fees drop

Hospitals in the country have been instructed to ensure health exams and treatment for insured patients as fees for 70 healthcare services will fall on July 15 under a newly issued circular, according to Deputy Minister of Health Pham Le Tuan.

Vietnam Social Security collects VND121.1 trillion in revenue

Vietnam Social Security collects VND121.1 trillion in revenue

The Vietnam Social Security (VSS) collected 121.1 trillion VND (5.38 billion USD) in revenue as of late May, or 36.7 percent of the yearly plan, it announced during a press conference in Hanoi on May 30 on social and health insurance.

Healthcare service prices to be adjusted

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.

Prices of herbal medicines to be standardised

Prices of herbal medicines to be standardised

The supply, price and use of herbal medicines will be tightened by strengthening policies on quality assessment at medical facilities, Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien has stressed.

Adjustment on medical expenses required

Adjustment on medical expenses required

Although inpatient room costs have increased sharply, medical quality remains stagnant, according to the latest report by the Vietnam Social Security (VSS).

National centralised bidding for drugs saves US$10 million

National centralised bidding for drugs saves US$10 million

The national centralised bidding for 20 types of drugs covered by health insurance has helped save VND251.13 billion (US$10.9 million) on drugs, said Duong Tuan Duc, director of the Centre for Health Insurance Appraisal and Multi-level Payments in the North under Vietnam Social Security.

VSS: Social insurance coverage on the rise

VSS: Social insurance coverage on the rise

As many as 13.52 million people have joined compulsory social insurance by December 2017, up more than 1 million people over 2016, Vietnam Social Security (VSS) reported at a conference in Hanoi on December 26.