Patients to be paid health insurrance on holidays

One of the most important of the inter-ministerial circular is that patients will enjoy health insurance when they go to medical facilities for examination and treatment on holidays or Saturdays, Sundays.

The ministries of Health and Finance have just issued the circular which patients will be paid by health insurance company when they go to hospitals for examination and treatment on holidays or Saturdays, Sundays.

Only big hospitals are allowed to open for examination and treatment activities on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Also as per the circular, the medical facilities which open for examination and treatment activities on holidays and Saturdays, Sundays must report to the social insurance company to benefit the patients.

Medical facilities must ensure enough personnel for these activities on holidays as well as publicize the charges which patients must pay in addition to the payment the insurance company pays.

The circular takes effect from the upcoming first of September

By Nguyen Quoc – translated by Uyen Phuong

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