HCMC – The Thu Duc Regional General Hospital in HCMC has announced that it will refund over VND3.34 billion in excess testing fees to 286,785 patients.
The highest refund for each patient is about VND85,000, while the lowest is VND2,500, Thanh Nien Online reported.
The hospital will refund the money to these patients, listed in over 3,800 pages publicized by the hospital, from November 23 this year to November 23, 2022.
The patients eligible for the refund are required to show their identification cards, health insurance cards and medical bills, according to the hospital.
Earlier in 2019, after receiving letters of denunciation accusing the Thu Duc Regional General Hospital of illegally collecting higher testing fees than regulated, the HCMC Department of Health launched an investigation into the case.
Accordingly, from September 20, 2018, to January 31, 2019, the hospital collected extra testing charges for 58 services, much higher than the fees regulated by the Ministry of Health. The total collection of additional charges was over VND3.34 billion, with the highest at VND213,000 per service and the lowest at VND2,200.