Patients pay medical bills at the Tay Bac Nghe An General Hospital (Photo: VietnamPlus ) Hanoi (VNA) – To meet demand for medical examination and treatment, the Ministry of Health (MoH) has issued a circular guiding the building of service fees for on-request services at public health facilities. Per a roadmap of the MoH, this year, medical fees will be adjusted based on the increased basic salary of 1.49 million VND (64 USD) and management expenses of medical facilities. However, the planned increase of medical service fees would depend on the consumer price index and socio-economic conditions in 2019, said Nguyen Nam Lien, head of MoH’s Department of Financial Planning. He revealed the information during the MoH’s press briefing on June 4 on five years implementing programmes to improve patient satisfaction, hospital cleanliness, medical care quality improvement and reform of finance-health insurance mechanism. Building medical service fees … [Read more...] about Medical fees not adjusted if CPI increases in 2019
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (fourth, right), officials and members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Vietnam pose for a photo at the meeting in Hanoi on November 18 (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc received a delegation of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Vietnam (CBCV) led by its President Nguyen Chi Linh in Hanoi on November 18. This followed the CBCV’s 14th congress in October, during which the conference elected its Standing Committee and heads of the subordinate committees for 2019-2022. PM Phuc congratulated his guests on the success of the congress, expressing his hope that the CBCV President and members of the Standing Committee will instruct priests, monks and followers of the Catholic Church in Vietnam to continue adhering to the State’s laws and actively engaging in national development and defence. As Christmas is nearing, he wished the archbishops and bishops in the CBCV Standing Committee a … [Read more...] about PM receives members of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Vietnam
The company made this statement following reports that hundreds of nearly 1,000 trained employees had left Hanoi’s repeatedly delayed Cat Linh – Ha Dong metro line. One senior company official who wished to remain anonymous told VnExpress that 28 percent out of nearly 1,000 trained employees had left the project sporadically between 2016 and March this year. The majority of them were hired to work in customer guidance, ticket sales and other relatively low-skilled jobs, the official said. "Personnel in positions that require high skills and specialization, including train drivers, are still employed by the project." He conceded that repeated delays that kept the workers waiting for long could be one reason for the spate of resignations. Besides, they might have found better jobs with higher pay. The company has recruited additional people to fill its vacancies so as to have enough staff for test runs and eventual commercial operations. On Friday, Hanoi Chairman Nguyen Duc … [Read more...] about Staff quitting Hanoi metro line are low-skilled workers, company claims
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and General Secretary of the ASEAN National Committee 2020 Nguyen Quoc Dung gives a speech international press conference During the press briefing, Dung said 2020 will be a significant year to ASEAN in general and Vietnam in particular to review the mid-term implementation of an overall plan to build the ASEAN Community between 2015 and 2025, and mark the 25th anniversary of Vietnam’s membership in the regional bloc. Vietnam has chosen “Cohesive and Responsive” as the theme of the ASEAN Chairmanship Year 2020, given the complicated developments in the region and the world that pose many challenges to multilateralism and free trade as well as the growing non-traditional security threats, the official said, adding that the country will perform the role of a non-permanent member of the United Nations (UN) Security Council for 2020-2021. … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s five priorities during ASEAN Chairmanship Year 2020
The CBU (complete built unit) imports to Vietnam in the first seven months of the year were five times higher in number than in the same period last year. Minister and Chair of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung has said that the government will soon amend Decree 116/2017 on conditions to manufacture, assemble, import and trade cars and maintenance services. It is expected that provisions related to car imports will be removed. Instead of examining cars by consignments as currently regulated, the government would amend the legal document, so that imports would be examined by vehicle type, while pre-customs clearance examinations would be replaced by post examination. Car importers believe that once the decree is amended, it will be easier for CBU imports to enter Vietnam. According to a representative of Thaco, ‘examination by type’ means that state agencies will take samples to test emissions and safety, and the results of the tests will be applied to the next … [Read more...] about Will car imports ‘crush’ domestically assembled cars?