Community benefits should prevail
Monday,  Jul 17,2017,17:44 (GMT+7)
The discussion on the priceless value of Son Tra in Danang City captured the public attention again when a seminar on the future of the peninsula was held on Saturday, attracting the participation of 180 delegates being scientists, experts and policymakers. The consensus was reached at the end of the seminar: keep Son Tra intact.
Higher health insurance contribution rate proposed
Wednesday,  Jul 12,2017,23:01 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Ministry of Health has proposed the Government increase the monthly health insurance contribute rate to 6% of wage in the coming years from the current 4.5%.
Mekong Delta has 1,000 IVF babies born
Tuesday,  Jul 11,2017,10:24 (GMT+7)
CAN THO – There have been 1,000 babies born via in vitro fertilization at Phuong Chau International Hospital since the hospital’s In Vitro Fertilization Center opened in 2011.
Tough to tax online vendors
Monday,  Jul 10,2017,20:00 (GMT+7)
Online shopping has grown popular among young buyers in major cities in Vietnam in recent years, helped by the rise of social media platforms like Facebook. But most online vendors do not pay taxes as tax authorities find it extremely hard to force them to comply with tax regulations.
Private hospitals still facing barriers
Wednesday,  Jul 5,2017,23:04 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Private hospitals have significantly helped relieve the pressure from chronic overload at public hospitals but their operations are facing a lot of obstacles, heard a conference on development of private hospitals in HCMC on Monday.
Festival turns tragic
Monday,  Jul 3,2017,22:10 (GMT+7)
Vietnam is known for numerous cultural festivals, especially those in the northern region. One of the most exciting festivals is buffalo fighting in Do Son in the northern coast city of Haiphong.
Hospitals set to share test results early next month
Tuesday,  Jun 27,2017,23:16 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Ministry of Health said 38 hospitals under its management will share medical test results from early next month to reduce expenses for patients who are often required to redo all tests when they switch hospitals.
Information for farmers
Monday,  Jun 26,2017,21:06 (GMT+7)
Local farmers’ achievements are undeniable. Vietnam has gained reputation worldwide, taking top positions among the world’s leading exporters for numerous types of farm produce ranging from rice, coffee, cashew and pepper to shrimp, tra fish and some other seafood. But farmers are not gaining the good fruit.
Aiming high or complacency?
Monday,  Jun 19,2017,21:30 (GMT+7)
Tourism has lately been touted as one of the country’s economic spearheads, given the strong growth of over 20% in both international arrivals and revenues.
Vietnam drug prices reasonable - health minister
Friday,  Jun 16,2017,23:38 (GMT+7)
HANOI – Prices of Vietnamese-made drugs are lower than in six middle-income countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), said Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien said on June 14.
NA deputies concerned about health insurance fund safety
Thursday,  Jun 15,2017,22:32 (GMT+7)
HCMC – National Assembly (NA) deputies on June 14 expressed concerns over losses and misuses of the health insurance fund, saying Vietnam Social Security (VSS) must take responsibility.
Order restored on 116 downtown streets
Thursday,  Jun 15,2017,22:11 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Law enforcement officers of District 1 in HCMC have restored sidewalk order on 116 out of 134 streets in the city center, said Tran The Thuan, chairman of the district.
Return to Caesar
Monday,  Jun 12,2017,21:56 (GMT+7)
The picture of aviation at Tan Son Nhat International Airport shows a stark contrast. While authorities have repeatedly complained about congestion inside and outside the nation’s busiest airport, as well as in the sky, a vast area of land of the airport has been developed into a golf course, where a privileged few can access. And this contrast is feared to stay long despite outcries from all walks of life.
Medical insurance profiteering faces inspection
Thursday,  Jun 8,2017,21:31 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Ministry of Health has told the local departments of health to conduct inspections and find ways to take back VND3 trillion (US$132 million) allegedly profiteered by individuals from the health insurance fund after a refusal of Vietnam Social Security to reimburse the sum to hospitals.
Only 6% of construction workers buy social insurance
Monday,  Jun 5,2017,22:57 (GMT+7)
HANOI – Among three million workers in the construction industry, a mere 6% of them had social insurance coverage in 2014, shows a survey released at a seminar in Hanoi last Friday.
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