Medical prices to increase slightly from August 20

The prices of about 1,900 different services offered at public hospitals have increased from Tuesday (August 20), according to the Ministry of Health.

The current healthcare prices were calculated on the basis of the basic salary of VNĐ1.390 million (US$60). Once the basic salary has been revised up to VNĐ1.490 million ($64), effective from July, the medical pricing needs to be adjusted. Accordingly, the price of health check-ups and bed charges rise by 4.4 per cent while technical service fees increase by 1.1 per cent.

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