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Hanoi, HCMC asked to report violations in collection of Covid testing fees before Oct 18

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Ministry of Health has asked the Hanoi and HCMC Departments of Health to report violations, if any, in the collection of Covid-19 testing fees and handle them before October 18 as some hospitals and clinics there have failed to comply with testing regulations.

The ministry has written to the local Departments of Health nationwide, hospitals under the management of the ministry, ministries, agencies and private clinics on the testing fee collection, the local media reported.

According to the Ministry of Health, the pandemic is not yet under control in many parts of the nation, so it is necessary to ensure fast testing to detect Covid-19 infections.

The ministry asked units to review and inspect compliance with the regulations on testing and fee collection.

Hospitals and clinics must follow the ministry’s guidelines on Covid-19 testing and must not abuse the Covid-19 testing procedure and burden patients, especially those suffering from chronic diseases.

They were also asked to cooperate with insurers to help patients who are asked to undergo Covid-19 tests.

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