Health ministry may walk back service fee increase

The Ministry of Health plans to halt a planned increase of medical service fees if the consumer price index (CPI) increases in 2019, the Vietnam News Agency has reported.

Nguyễn Nam Liên, head of MoH’s Department of Financial Planning, said on Tuesday that in 2019, healthcare costs would be calculated based on the increased basic salary of VNĐ1.49 million (US$64) and management expenses of medical facilities.

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