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Medical checkup fees down up to 20 percent from mid-July

Update: June, 21/2018 - 09:00
Medical checkup fees will decrease by 15-20 percent as from July 15 when a circular issued by the Ministry of Health regulating uniform prices for medical checkup and treatment services for insurance card holders in hospitals across the country takes effect.– Photo thoibaotaichinhvietnam.vn

HÀ NỘI – Medical checkup fees will decrease by 15-20 percent as from July 15 when a circular issued by the Ministry of Health regulating uniform prices for medical checkup and treatment services for insurance card holders in hospitals across the country takes effect. 

According to Nguyễn Nam Liên, head of the Health Ministry’s Department of Planning and Finance, under the circular, medical checkup fees will be reduced by between VNĐ4,800 (US$0.12)-VNĐ5,900 ($0.25 USD) depending on the category of the hospital. 

For example, a medical checkup at a special-level hospital will cost VNĐ33,100 under the circular instead of the previous VNĐ39,000, while the fee at a second-level hospital will be VNĐ29,600 instead of the present VNĐ35,000. 

At the same time, prices for hospital beds will also drop from VNĐ632,200 ($27.8) to VNĐ615,600 ($27.06) per day in level-1 hospital. Price of bed in the emergency unit in level-4 hospitals will also decline from the present VNĐ226,000 ($9.94) to VNĐ221,200 ($9.73). 

Notably, some treatment services’ prices will also fall sharply. The cost for a tonsillitis surgery will drop from VNĐ3.6 million ($158) to VNĐ2 million ($88). – VNS

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