Legislators Give Ideas for Review of Medical Examination and Treatment Law | Policy

Modern equipment helps improve the quality of medical examination and treatment services at Hospital A in Thai Nguyen Province (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Legislators of the 15th National Assembly (NA) discussed in a group the draft law on Medical exam and Treatment (revised) on May 26 in their current third session.

Many deputies pointed out that after 10 years of implementation, the law has created an important legal framework for the care and protection of people’s health through the management of medical activities, guaranteeing the rights of patients. However, it revealed a number of shortcomings and limitations, which make it more relevant to reality.

According to Bac Ninh province representative Nguyen Thi Ha, the bill should specify policies to encourage research and application of science and technology in medical examination and treatment through support to the land use, taxation and finance, thereby attracting more investment and knowledge from other countries.

MEPs stressed the need to strengthen regulations regarding the authority to issue medical practice licenses, with coordination between relevant agencies.

At the same time, they proposed that the bill be supplemented with regulations on international cooperation in medical examination and treatment, staff training, technology transfer, patient support and transport between Vietnam and other countries.

Tran Thi Nhi Ha, a representative from Hanoi, said lessons learned from
COVID-19[feminine] prevention and control, the bill included regulations that make it easier for the medical system to respond to emergencies.

Regarding the use of language when providing medical services to foreigners, Ha said it was necessary to ensure the feasibility of regulation and patient safety, while creating favorable conditions for patients access modern medical services and creating opportunities for national medical workers. absorb scientific advances and medical techniques in the world.

Therefore, Ha said the regulations that foreign doctors must be fluent in Vietnamese to be allowed to work in Vietnam should be reviewed to match reality.

Agreeing with Ha, the representative of Bac Ninh province, Nguyen Thi Ha, said that these regulations should be revised to avoid the creation of obstacles preventing Vietnamese medical workers from accessing advanced medical sciences and technologies in the world, especially in the current period of international integration.

Regarding the prices of medical services, the deputies considered that the draft law should fully clarify the prices of medical examination and treatment services by taking into account the factors that make up the costs of the services.

Ha Nam Provincial Representative Tran Van Khai suggested that the agency responsible for drafting the bill continue to establish clear principles regarding the purchase and use of medical supplies and drugs, regulations on medical examination and treatment under special conditions for particular groups of diseases, the general rules and criteria for determining the costs of medical examination and treatment services and the management and purchase of medical equipment from from different financial sources./.