On March 16, the Department of Medical Examination and Treatment, the Ministry of Health has just issued an urgent document, requesting the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health to report on the Oncology Hospital “catching” patients to a private hospital for surgery.
Accordingly, the Department of Medical Examination and Treatment received a complaint about “Ho Chi Minh City Oncology Hospital sending patients to a private hospital for surgery under the label of professional association”.
Mr. Luong Ngoc Khue, Director of the Department of Medical Examination and Treatment, suggested that the Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City urgently verify and clarify the above information and feedback, and take measures to handle it in accordance with the law and Decree. No. 117/2020/ND-CP, if any violations.
At the same time, urgently report to the Ministry of Health and publicize on newspapers and radio stations. Results must be reported to the Department of Medical Examination and Treatment before March 24, 2022.
|Ho Chi Minh City Oncology Hospital. Photo: Tien Dat.|
In addition, the Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City continues to strengthen inspection, inspection, propaganda and education about the law for public and private medical examination and treatment facilities, strictly complying with the provisions of the Law on Medical Examination. , healing and related documents.
Previously, the Electronic Journal of Today – the mouthpiece of the Vietnam Union of UNESCO Associations – reported a case of a thyroid tumor patient being transferred from the Ho Chi Minh City Oncology Hospital to Hong Duc Hospital for surgery. surgery, because the Oncology Hospital was overloaded, could not arrange the surgery schedule.
However, the cost of surgery at Hong Duc Hospital is 28.5 million VND, a difference of 17.5 million VND compared to that performed at Ho Chi Minh City Oncology Hospital.
The only difference is that Hong Duc Hospital has its own room, the surgery was performed by a doctor of Oncology Hospital on the afternoon of March 9.
Before reflecting on the patient’s “sentence” to a private hospital, a representative of the Ho Chi Minh City Oncology Hospital said that the patient in the complaint was discharged at 2pm on March 11.
However, the total cost the patient has to pay is VND 17,156,057, the cost of surgery is only about 1/3, the rest is the cost of tests, supplies, drugs, bed and professional service costs. other.
The amount of VND 28,852,000 mentioned in the article is just an advance. The difference between the advance and the actual cost was refunded to the patient by Hong Duc Hospital.
According to Ho Chi Minh City Oncology Hospital, in 2015, the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City approved to allow professional cooperation between Oncology Hospital and Hong Duc Hospital, in order to improve the quality of medical examination and treatment services, and contribute to reducing hospital load. oncology specialist.
During the 7 years of operation, the number of cases of choosing professional association services with Hong Duc Hospital only accounts for a small number compared to about 26,000 annual surgeries performed at Oncology Hospital.
The representative of Ho Chi Minh City Oncology Hospital assessed that the professional association has helped patients have more opportunities to choose treatment services, shorten the waiting time for surgery.
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