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Department of Health Guides Use of Citizen Smart ID Cards to Replace Health Insurance Cards | Health

People can use smart ID cards to replace health insurance cards when visiting medical facilities (Picture: SGGP)
As a result, the Ministry of Health has proposed functional units to formulate plans and prepare resources for the provision of medical examinations and treatment for patients with smart citizen identifiers integrated with health insurance card codes or through a VNEID app.

At the same time, it is recommended that medical examination and treatment institutions publicly inform patients about health insurance medical examination and treatment information by means of citizen identification with a chip or through the VNEID app. The will apply to citizens who have successfully registered for an e-ID account provided by the Ministry of Public Security.

In the event that the citizen’s identity check (QR code scan) or through the VNEID application has valid information on participation in social insurance, the medical examination and treatment institution will verify the information and admit patients according to established procedures.

In addition, medical staff should inform patients that patients can use chip ID or VNEID app instead of health insurance cards for the next examination and treatment.

According to the Ministry of Health, Vietnam Social Security recently coordinated with the Ministry of Public Security to gradually synchronize national insurance data with national population data as well as develop technical solutions so that people can search for health insurance information via bullet points. citizen identity cards.

Many people have incorporated health insurance information into citizens’ identification data.

Previously, the police department of the Ministry of Public Security responsible for the administrative management of social order said that the driver’s license, social insurance and Covid-19 vaccination certificate were among the documents to be included in the documents. new smart ID cards. The department is working with Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport and Social Security for such incorporation to help cards replace a series of documents.

Under the Citizen Identification Act of 2014, people from the age of 14 can obtain an identity card, which is then renewed when they reach 25, 40 and 60 years old.

By the end of September, the Ministry of Public Security had issued about 45 million smart ID cards, each consisting of a QR code on the front and a machine-readable zone on the back.

By Nguyen Quoc – Translated by Uyen Phuong