THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
Hanoi, March 29, 2020
On some specific regimes in prevention and control of the COVID-19 pandemic
Pursuant to the Law on Organization of the Government dated June 19, 2015;
Pursuant to the Law on Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases dated November 21, 2007;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 138/2016/ND-CP dated October 01, 2016 on promulgating the Working Regulation of the Government;
At the proposal of the Minister of Health;
Based on the opinions of the Government members,
Article 1. To apply some specific regimes in the prevention and control of the COVID-19 pandemic as follows:
1. Meals of people subject to medical isolation
a) Subjects of application: Vietnamese and foreigners being subject to medical isolation measures at medical examination and treatment establishments or other establishments or locations (not applicable to the isolation at home, residence places, hotels, resorts and enterprises).
b) A meal allowance is VND 80,000/day during the isolation period.
For localities that are providing the meal allowance other than a that of VND 80,000/day for an isolated person before March 29, 2020, the payment shall be made in accordance with the amounts paid. Based on the local budget capacity, the Chairpersons of the People's Committees of provinces or centrally-run cities shall decide to provide the higher allowance.
Based on the actual situation and the local budget capacity, such localities may continue providing the current meal allowance or adjust to the new allowance of VND 80,000/day
c) Authorities and units that are assigned to implement the medical isolation shall be responsible for providing meals for the isolated persons in a timely and favorably manner. In case the isolated person request other meals (if any), he/she shall have to pay for the extra cost. The isolated person’s requirement for different meals must comply with conditions of the facilities that carry out the medical isolation.
2. A person subject to medical isolation as prescribed in Point a, Clause 1 of this Article shall be provided with free drinking water, face towels, medical masks, hand sanitizers, oral antiseptic solutions, toothbrushes, shower soaps and other essentials to meet daily needs during the isolation period with total costs of VND 40,000/day.
3. Regarding payment of other medical examination and treatment expenses for a person who is in the medical concentrated isolation period and suffer other disease requiring medical examination and treatment.
a) For those with health insurance cards, the health insurance fund shall pay the medical examination and treatment expenses within the scope of health insurance coverage like cases of medical examination and treatment on the right route. The State budget shall cover the co-payments of patients and other expenses that are not covered by health insurance.
b) For a person without health insurance card: If he/she is Vietnamese, the medical examination and treatment expenses shall be covered by the State budget; if he/she is foreigner, such expenses shall be paid by himself/herself.
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