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New policy in Vietnam: Reduce 30% of health service fees until the end of 2020

14:01 | 16/07/2020

The Ministry of Finance has issued Circular No. 64/2020/TT-BTC dated July 8, 2020 regulating the fees in the health sector. Accordingly, the circular has reduced the fee by 30% in this area.

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new policy in vietnam reduce 30 of health service fees until the end of 2020
The fee rate and payment in health sector will be changed according to the new circular (Photo: An ninh thu do)

According to the Circular No. 64/2020/TT-BTC, from July 8 to December 31, 2020, the fee rates and payment in the health sector will change as follows:

The fee is equal to 70% of the fee rate prescribed in Article 1 of the Circular No. 11/2020/TT-BTC of February 20, 2020, which amends and supplements a number of articles of Circular No. 278/2016/TT-BTC dated 14/11/2016, which regulates the rates, collection, payment, management and use of fees in the health sector, according to Vietnam Law.

In addition, organizations and individuals pay a fee equal to 70% of the fee rate prescribed in Part II, Part III, Sections 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, Part IV, Part V of the Table of fee rates in the health sector issued together with the Circular No. 278/2016/TT-BTC dated November 14, 2016, which stipulates the rates, collection, remittance, management and use of fees in the health sector, informed Environment and Resources News.

new policy in vietnam reduce 30 of health service fees until the end of 2020
The circular takes effect from July 8 to December 31, 2020 (Photo: Yen Bai Medical Department)

The Circular No. 64/2020/TT-BTC takes effect from July 8 to December 31, 2020. During this period, organizations and individuals do not pay fees in the health sector as prescribed in Article 1 of Circular No. 11/2020/TT-BTC and the Table of charge rates in the health sector issued together with the Circular No. 278/2016/TT-BTC.

Circular No. 64/2020/TT-BTC states that from January 1, 2021 onwards, payment of fees in the health sector will comply with Article 1 of Circular No. 11/2020/TT- MOF and the fee schedule in the health sector are issued together with Circular No. 278/2016/TT-BTC.

Previously, the Ministry of Finance also issued many circulars to reduce fees and charges in many other fields. The amendment and reduction of fees and charges in many areas of the Ministry of Finance has contributed to solving difficulties for production and business, ensuring social security in response to the Covid-19 epidemic, reported by Financial Magazine.

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