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Circular No. 02/2023/TT-BYT dated February 9th, 2023 of the Ministry of Health on amendments to Circular No. 15/2016/TT-BYTstatus2 dated May 15, 2016 of the Ministry of Health on occupational diseases covered by social insurance
Posted: 10/2/2023 7:32:11 AM | Latest updated: 22/2/2023 8:41:30 AM (GMT+7) | LuatVietnam: 5634 | Vietlaw: 599

This Circular is to add “Occupational Covid-19” into the List of occupational diseases covered by social insurance promulgated at Circular No. 15/2016/TT-BYTstatus2 .

Employees having occupations, professions where they regularly work with and/or are exposed to SARS-CoV-2 include:

a) Employees having occupations and professions at healthcare facilities.

b) Employees working in laboratories, taking, transporting , analyzing, preserving and destroying samples of which SARS-CoV-2 is detected.

c) Employees working for COVID-19 prevention and control and relief of SARS-CoV-2 infected people including:

- Employees directly working in concentrated isolation areas, directly working for home quarantine, medical quarantine in affected areas, directly taking care of COVID-19 cases at home;

- People who transport and serve COVID-19 cases;

- People who transport, shroud, preserve, cremate and bury bodies of COVID-19 cases;

- Supervisors, investigators, verifiers regarding COVID-19;

- Customs staffs, diplomats, immigration officers;

- Officers, professional soldiers, non-commissioned officers, soldiers of the People's Army, defense officials, defense workers and defense public employees;

- Soldiers and officers of the police force;

- Employees having other occupations and professions appointed to participate in COVID-19 prevention and control.

This Circular comes into force from April 1st, 2023.

Appendix 35 - guidelines for diagnosis and examination of occupational Covid-19 and Appendix 36 - Report on confirmation of occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2 are enclosed with this Circular.


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