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Treatment costs up to VND700 million for foreign Covid-19 patients

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HCMC – Some 49 of the 50 foreign Covid-19 patients in Vietnam have recovered and the cost of treatment for each of them ranged from VND20 million to roughly VND700 million, the Ministry of Health announced yesterday, June 8.

Among the nine Covid-19 patients who made a complete recovery yesterday was a British national, according to Tuoi Tre newspaper. The only foreign patient still undergoing treatment is a British pilot, who was identified as the 91st case.

The highest cost of treatment incurred by a foreign patient who has recovered was VND698 million at Hue Central Hospital.

The 26th patient, a British national, paid VND538 million for treatment, while another foreign patient who was hospitalized on March 11 and discharged on April 3 spent VND598 million.

Treatment costs for foreign Covid-19 patients at the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases ranged from VND20 million to VND45 million.

According to the Ministry of Health, insurance companies pay the treatment costs of most foreign Covid-19 patients.

In the case of the 91st patient, an insurance company is reviewing the file and would pay his treatment costs, which had amounted to nearly VND3 billion at the HCMC Hospital for Tropical Diseases before he was moved to Cho Ray Hospital for further treatment on May 22.

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