Fresh policies take effect in October

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A series of policies on people’s welfare shall come into effect in September such as responsibilities of ministers, rewards for sports athletes with high records, and higher allowance for former soldiers.

Decree 123/2016/ND-CP defining the functions, tasks, powers and organisational structures of ministries and ministerial-level agencies shall take effect from October 15, 2016.

The decree underlines responsibilities of ministers for all activities within their ministries and clearly defines functions, tasks, and powers of ministries and ministerial-level agencies to avoid overlapping and missing tasks.

Unifying prices for medical treatment

Since October 1, the guiding document of the Joint Circular 37/2015/TTLT-BYT-BTC of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Finance on unifying prices for medical examination and treatment services covered by medical insurance among hospitals and the same level across the country shall come into effect.

This Joint Circular applies to medical facilities, units, organisations and individuals that engage in medical examination and treatment, payment, financial settlement of prices for medical services covered by medical insurance.

Especially, if treatment time takes more than four hours, patients of the emergency department shall get insurance on daytime hospital bed, drug, and technical services in line with regulations without medical check-up fee. If treatment time takes less than four hours, patients of the emergency department shall get insurance on medical check-up fee, drug, technical services without daytime hospital bed.

Higher bonuses for military sports athletes

Circular 138 of the Ministry of National Defense on military coaches and athletes shall come into effect on October 27.

Accordingly, national sports athletes win gold medals will be awarded higher bonuses, including VND 75 million for world-class sports games; VND 50 million for Asian ones; VND 25 million for regional ones.

Bigger subsidies for militarymen working in crytopgraphy

Circular 130 of the Ministry of National Defense adjusts monthly subsidy levels for militarymen working in crytopgraphy and shall take force from October 25.

Accordingly, the monthly allowance subsidy shall vary from VND 1,535,000 to VND 1,812,000 for those who served 15 to 20 years for the army’s crytography division, respectively.

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