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Saturday, August 20, 2022
Tags: the Ministry of Health
NA Chairman attends consulting conference on draft revised medical law NA Chairman attends consulting conference on draft revised medical law
National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue attended a conference that sought experts’ opinions on the draft Law on Medical Examination and Treatment (amended) in Hanoi on August 12.
PM urges maintaining vigilance against COVID-19 PM urges maintaining vigilance against COVID-19
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh asked ministries, agencies and localities to maintain vigilance against COVID-19 while addressing a meeting of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in Hanoi on August 6.
Vietnamese-language proficiency to be compulsory for foreign medical practitioners Vietnamese-language proficiency to be compulsory for foreign medical practitioners
Foreigners or overseas Vietnamese who wish to practice medical examination and treatment for a long term in Vietnam would have to be proficient in Vietnamese. This is one of new points highlighted in the third draft of the law designed by the Ministry of Health to replace the 2009 Law on Medical Examination and Treatment.
PM urges faster COVID-19 vaccination in face of sub-variant BA.5 PM urges faster COVID-19 vaccination in face of sub-variant BA.5
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has ordered faster administration of the third and fourth doses of COVID-19 vaccine as part of measures against the unpredictable pandemic situation, especially when the sub-variant BA.5 has appeared in Vietnam and raised the risk of a new wave of coronavirus infections.
NA scrutinizes draft laws on health facilities treatment NA scrutinizes draft laws on health facilities, treatment
National Assembly (NA) deputies on June 13 looked at ways to improve nationwide health facilities and treatment methods.
Vietnam drops COVID-19 test requirement for foreign arrivals from May 15 Vietnam drops COVID-19 test requirement for foreign arrivals from May 15
Vietnam drops the COVID-19 test requirement for visitors entering the country starting from 00:00am May 15 as the pandemic has been brought under control.
Digital transformation help connect insurance population databases Digital transformation help connect insurance, population databases
The Vietnam Social Security’s digital transformation efforts have helped provide chip-based ID cards for health insurance at more than 4,000 medical facilities across the country.
Domestic health declaration for COVID-19 prevention and control no longer required Domestic health declaration for COVID-19 prevention and control no longer required
The Vietnamese health ministry on May 5 sent a document to municipal/provincial people’s committees on the temporary suspension of domestic heath declaration requirements, which have been in place since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Protection of women under the Penal Code1 Protection of women under the Penal Code[1]
At present, the 2015 Penal Code (revised in 2017) (the Code), as the only source of Vietnam’s penal law, clearly expresses the State’s policies to protect women and translates into domestic laws international standards on the protection of women.
New labeling regulations are in the making New labeling regulations are in the making
By January 1, 2024, the food produced, imported and traded in Vietnam would have to be stuck with nutrition facts labels. As for small-scale food producers, the said deadline would be extended for one year to January 1, 2025.

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