Deputy Director-General of Việt Nam Social Security Phạm Lương Sơn speaks with Nhân Dân (People) newspaper about the recent deployment of an SMS service which allows labourers to look up information regarding their benefits or whether their insurance documents have been processed.
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 Phạm Lê Tuấn.
Phạm Lương Sơn, deputy director general of Việt Nam Social Security, talks to Việt Nam News Agency on the imperative need to increase health insurance coverage to all Vietnamese citizens.
A new health insurance appraisal system will be operated on a pilot basis in five cities and two provinces from May to September this year.
The Vietnam Social Security (VSS) must enhance inspections and join hands with relevant agencies to ensure transparency and prevent health insurance fraud, Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ said at a meeting with the VSS yesterday.
The use of herbal medicine is on the rise among Vietnamese in recent years, but concerns about management and arbitrary pricing are growing, too.