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2015/07/14 | Kenzo
Chinese Tourists Medical Debt Adds up to One Billion NT Dollars
Starting from October 1, Chinese visitors to Taiwan must possess certificate for both travel and health insurance that cover sudden illnesses, or else they will not be issued a Taiwan entry permit.
2015/07/21 | Yang
On Contact Lenses; Taipei Mayor says, 'The law isn't a reference‘
The Mayor of Taipei says the requirement of prescriptions for buying contact lenses was already issued in 1975, and since the Ministry of Health and Welfare has made a statement, the city government should follow through.
2015/07/06 | Kenzo
Executive Yuan Disregards Overworked Doctors in Taiwan Water Park Explosion
The Taiwan Radical Nurse Union calls upon the government to deal with the lack of medical staff. If the Ministry of Health and Welfare doesn’t start implementing permanent manpower to help in the field, it is predicted that by the end of July, medical personnel will be extremely overworked.
2015/07/21 | Zou Chi
Tea Vendors Need to Label Drinks Starting in Late July
Some vendors criticize that sources of the foods aren't equal to inspection results of the products. Other coffee retailers also point out the new policy does not apply to drinks served in breakfast chains, and the law will lose its significance if it only regulates certain stores.
2015/10/12 | Yang
New Food Safety Regulations in Taiwan: Chocolate Might Not Be Chocolate Anymore
A large variety of products are named as chocolate, but most of them consist of flavorings, food coloring and other chemical raw materials. Chocolatiers estimate that the cocoa percentage in most chocolate products in Taiwan accounts for less than 1%, meaning the majority of chocolate products need to change their names.
2015/10/20 | Yang
Taiwanese Will Be Able To File Taxes With Health Insurance IC Cards Next Year
The Fiscal Information Center points out people need to prepare a health insurance card and a card scanner to register their health insurance IC card on the Internet. By next year, they will only need the card and password to file taxes, which may save a huge amount of money and time.
2015/11/26 | Shih Yuan
Minister of Education says National Health Insurance should be Provided for Mainland Chinese Students
The Minister of Education Wu Se-hwa says from an education point of view, all students coming from outside of Taiwan should be treated the same. Health insurance is provided for overseas Chinese students and foreign students in Taiwan, but not for those from Mainland China, which has led to some disputes on campus.
2016/01/29 | Kenzo
Taiwan Medical Community Concerned About The Medical Payment Reformation
The health care system in Taiwan is a worldwide research topic, and the recent medical payment reformation within the system has led to criticism from the medical community.
2016/02/04 | 阿Ken
HIV Patients Can Receive Organ Transplants Starting In March
Many developed countries such as the US, UK and Spain all permit HIV patients to receive organ transplants to increase their survival rate. Taiwan also plans to follow in these steps in March and aims to allow HIV patients to donate their organs to other HIV patients in the future.