Illustrative image (Source: VNA) HCM City (VNS/VNA) - Ho Chi Minh City's agencies are increasing inspections of healthcare facilities that abuse the health insurance fund by prescribing needless tests and overcharging. The city's Department of Health and the Vietnam Social Security as well as other agencies are addressing violations and abuse of the fund in the remaining months of the year. Any facility found violating the country’s criminal code related to health insurance will be investigated and punished. The Government, for the first time, has allocated a certain level of funds to health facilities under the health insurance fund for coverage of treatment of insured patients. The Vietnam Social Security in the city has reported that expenditures from the fund covering treatment of insured patients at health facilities in HCM City totalled 13 trillion VND (560 million USD) in the first eight months of the year, accounting for 72 percent of the estimated funds … [Read more...] about HCM City cracks down on health insurance frauds
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A shopper (L) inspects fruit at a Co.opmart supermarket in HCMC. Vietnam is the world’s fourth most optimistic country in the first quarter of this year. Consumers in Southeast Asia remained relatively optimistic in January-March, with confidence increasing by two points from 119 in the fourth quarter of 2017 to 121 in the first quarter of this year, according to the latest issue of The Conference Board Global Consumer Confidence Survey, in collaboration with Nielsen, a global information and measurement company. The first-four survey shows that three out of six countries with the highest confidence scores were Vietnam, the Philippines and Indonesia. Notably, the Vietnam consumer confidence index gained an all-time high of 124 points. Emerging countries like Vietnam, Philippines and Malaysia registered annual average gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 5% to 7% in the final quarter of last year. Therefore, the good momentum of economic growth, coupled with the positive … [Read more...] about Vietnam is world’s fourth most optimistic country in Q1
Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam Dam hosted a reception for Steiner when the UNDP official has been on a visit to Vietnam to attend the 6th Global Environment Facility Assembly (GEF-6) held in Da Nang on June 27 and 28. Dam and Steiner exchanged views on the current major priorities of Vietnam, the UNDP and the UN in general. The two officials agreed on the need to further deepen the cooperation between Vietnam and the UNDP and to focus all necessary resources to effectively implement the 2030 Agenda. The Deputy PM updated his guest on the National Action Plan on the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which was adopted by the Government of Vietnam last year, featuring 115 specific goals. He also mentioned Vietnam’s efforts to boost economic growth in tandem with the advancement of social equality and environmental protection. Dam discussed with the UNDP administrator about challenges faced by Vietnam in coping with climate change, ensuring sustainable … [Read more...] about Vietnam determined to fulfill 2030 Agenda: Deputy PM
Teleconference on raising retirement age roadmap (Source: Vietnam+) Hanoi (VNA) - Themed "Choosing a suitable roadmap for raising retirement age," a tele meeting organized by the Vietnam Social Security and Nhan Dan newspaper was held in Hanoi on May 21 to answer questions about the roadmap of raising retirement age, the specific time to start applying this roadmap, the right to retirement and provisions to create conditions for employees to exercise this right ... Finding the right route Resolution No. 28-NQ/TW states: "From 2021, adjusting the retirement age according to the goal of increasing the general retirement age, narrowing the gender gap in the retirement age regulations; to special occupations, employees are entitled to retire 5 years earlier or later than the general retirement age." In this spirit, the adjustment of raising the retirement age also needs to match the size, structure, quality, health status and longevity of Vietnamese workers, avoiding sudden adjustments to … [Read more...] about Raising retirement age: which roadmap is suitable?
Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Doan Mau Diep (Photo: VietnamPlus) Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Doan Mau Diep has shared foreign nations’ experiences in keeping elderly employees to work in schools and factories, and even leadership positions. The draft revised Labour Code was submitted to the National Assembly for comments, under which the retirement age will be raised in accordance to the roadmap. Many lawmakers voiced their concerns over the increase in the retirement age as many young people have found it hard to seek jobs and the healthy longevity of Vietnamese people is not high. Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Doan Mau Diep, deputy head of the draft revised Labour Code compilation board, cleared up several concerns over the issue while talking with the press. Reporter: Some voiced their concerns that the life-span of Vietnamese people is high but the number of their healthy life … [Read more...] about MoLISA puts forth solutions to ease impacts of retirement age hike