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Official Gazette

Saturday, January 25, 2020
Tags: Ministry of Health
Official Gazette issues Nos 97-100/2019 available on January 10 2019 Official Gazette issues Nos 97-100/2019, available on January 10, 2019
Vietnam needs to change policy or lose out in Industry 4.0 Vietnam needs to change policy or lose out in Industry 4.0
Vietnam needs a “revolution in its policy-making mind-set” before it can take advantage of the fourth industrial revolution, said Pham Xuan Hoe from the Banking Strategy Institute, at a forum in Hanoi on January 8.
Supplementary health insurance packages proposed Supplementary health insurance packages proposed
Insured patients could purchase supplementary health insurance packages to cover more medical services than the basic package currently provided. It is highlighted in a draft law prepared by the Ministry of Health to replace the 2008 Law on Health Insurance.
Law on Prevention and Control of Harms of Liquor and Beer Abuse Law on Prevention and Control of Harms of Liquor and Beer Abuse
Coming into force from January next year, the Law on Prevention and Control of Harms of Liquor and Beer Abuse (the Law) prescribes various measures geared toward reducing liquor and beer consumption level as well as harms of liquor and beer abuse. It also specifies measures to manage liquor and beer supply.
Regulations on online ads - inadequacies and suggestions for improvement Regulations on online ads - inadequacies and suggestions for improvement
Online advertising has proven to be a trendy choice of businesses. Revenue of Vietnam’s online advertising market mounted to USD 76 million in 2017 and is forecast to increase by three folds in the next five years. However, there remain several limitations in the law regulating Internet advertising such as regulations on protection of interests of online customers, foreign traders’ right to run online advertisements, advertising of some special goods, products and services, management of new types of advertising, and competence for state management for online advertising.
Official Gazette issues Nos 97-100/2018 coming out on November 16 2018 Official Gazette issues Nos 97-100/2018, coming out on November 16, 2018
Foreign workers required to participate in compulsory social insurance Foreign workers required to participate in compulsory social insurance
From December 1, foreign workers in Vietnam will be covered by compulsory social insurance for their sickness, maternity and occupational accidents or diseases.
Current Vietnamese law on environmental pollution control: loopholes and solutions Current Vietnamese law on environmental pollution control: loopholes and solutions
Environmental protection law plays a crucial role in protecting the environment and promoting sustainable development in Vietnam. The author points out existing loopholes in Vietnam’s current regulations concerning environmental pollution control and puts forward proposals for tackling them in the coming time.
Vietnamese people to have electronic medical records Vietnamese people to have electronic medical records
The Ministry of Health has recently posted on its website a draft circular on pilot making of the electronic medical records at all medical examination and treatment establishments under its management.
Handling enterprises environmental violations in Vietnam: current situation and suggested solutions for better management Handling enterprises’ environmental violations in Vietnam: current situation and suggested solutions for better management
In recent years, the number of environmental violations committed by legal persons has been on the rise in Vietnam including the cases of Vedan, Sonadezi, Nicotex Thanh Thai, Hao Duong Leather Corporation, Tung Kuang Company, and the most recently the case of Formosa Steel Ha Tinh Company in 2016.

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