New regulations on medical examination for military service from January 1, 2024 in Vietnam

New regulations on medical examination for military service from January 1, 2024 in Vietnam
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What is a military service health check? What are the contents of medical examination for military service in Vietnam?

New regulations on medical examination for military service from January 1, 2024 in Vietnam

New regulations on medical examination for military service from January 1, 2024 in Vietnam (Internet image)

Regarding this issue, LawNet would like to answer as follows:

On December 6, 2023, the Minister of National Defense issued Circular 105/2023/TT-BQP regulating health standards and medical examinations for subjects under the management of the Ministry of National Defense.

What is a military service health check?

According to Clause 4, Article 3 of Circular 105/2023/TT-BQP, a military service health check-up is a health check-up performed immediately after a citizen enlists by the Health Check-up Council of the receiving unit to reassess citizens' health according to health standards for military service.

Contents of medical examination for military service in Vietnam

Content of physical examination; clinical; Clinical trials are carried out according to the provisions of Clause 5, Article 8 of Circular 105/2023/TT-BQP, specifically:

- Physical examination; clinical specialties: eyes, ENT, maxillofacial, internal medicine, neurology, psychiatry, surgery, dermatology, obstetrics, and gynecology (for women);

- Paraclinical examination: Blood formula; blood group (ABO); liver function (AST, ALT); kidney function (Urea, Creatinine); blood sugar; hepatitis B virus (HBsAg); hepatitis C virus (Anti-HCV); HTV; total urine. (10 parameters); general abdominal ultrasound; ECG; Cardiorespiratoire droite ray; Urine test detects drugs.

The Chairman of the Council prescribes additional tests according to professional requirements to make accurate health conclusions.

(Clause 5 of Article 11 of Circular 105/2023/TT-BQP)

Military service health examination process in Vietnam

Specifically, Clause 6 of Article 11 of Circular 105/2023/TT-BQP regulates the process of medical examination for military service as follows:

- The process of medical examination for military service is carried out according to the provisions of Clause 6, Article 8 of Circular 105/2023/TT-BQP, specifically:

+ Prepare a list of citizens for examination;

+ Notify the time and location of the health examination (Order the health examination);

+ Organize health examinations according to the contents specified in Clause 5 of Article 8 of Circular 105/2023/TT-BQP and carry out them in 2 rounds: physical examination, clinical and paraclinical examination, HIV, and drug screening. drug. During physical and clinical examination, if a citizen does not meet one of the health standards specified in Clause 1, Article 4, Article 8 of Circular 105/2023/TT-BQP, the Council member directly conducts the examination and reports to the Chairman of the Council to decide to stop the examination.

Only blood and urine tests are conducted; HIV and drug testing is done for citizens who meet health standards after a physical examination, clinical examination, ultrasound, electrocardiogram, and chest X-ray.

Organize HIV counseling and testing according to the provisions of the law on HIV/AIDS prevention and control for cases meeting health standards;

+ Complete the military service health card according to Form 3, Appendix V issued with Circular 105/2023/TT-BQP;

+ Summarize and report the results of the medical examination for military service according to Form 2b Appendix VI issued with Circular 105/2023/TT-BQP.

- Complete the Military Service Health Review Form according to Form 4, Appendix V issued with Circular 105/2023/TT-BQP;

- Summarize and report the results of the medical examination for military service according to Form 2i, Appendix VI issued with Circular 105/2023/TT-BQP.

Time for medical examinations for military service in Vietnam

Military service health check-up time: completed within 10 days from the date of delivery.

(Clause 7, Article 11, Circular 105/2023/TT-BQP)

Who conducts the military service health check?

Military service health examination is performed by the Military Service Health Examination Council at the regimental level, equivalent level, or higher; Council members include:

- The Chairman of the Council is the Chief of Military Medicine (in charge of military medicine) of a regiment-level unit or equivalent or higher;

- The Vice Chairman of the Council is a doctor examining internal medicine or surgery;

- The Standing Member and Secretary of the Council is a doctor or military medical staff member of the receiving unit;

- The members are officers and military medical staff of the receiving unit; increased military medical staff; military or civilian medical staff of medical examination and treatment facilities in the receiving unit's stationed area;

- Council members must ensure that they have enough departments and specialties as prescribed in Clause 5, Article 11 of Circular 105/2023/TT-BQP and have a practice certificate or practice license appropriate to their tasks according to the provisions of law on medical examination and treatment.

(Clause 1 of Article 11 of Circular 105/2023/TT-BQP)

More details can be found in Circular 105/2023/TT-BQP taking effect on January 1, 2023.

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