A workshop to seek measures to bolster fairness in health care for senior citizens was held in Hanoi on September 6.
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs will propose that the Government reduce the eligible age for social welfare benefits from 80 to 75, said Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung.
A group of middle-aged and elderly residents in a region of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta have willingly built a number of bridges for years without requiring any pay in return, but they believe it is what they can do for the community that counts.
The General Office for Population and Family Planning under the Ministry of Health on April 12 launched a Japanese-funded project to provide preventive health care services to the elderly to cope with population aging in Vietnam.
The nation’s population policy must be integrated with other socio-economic factors including national defence and security to ensure rapid and sustainable development, experts said at a meeting in Hanoi on November 29.
Vietnam is advised to quickly develop the model of family doctors, as well as improve the capability of hospitals and medical centres that specialise in taking care of the elderly, in order to meet increasing demand from senior citizens.
VOV.VN - There are more than 10 million elderly people in Vietnam accounting for 11% of its population. Caring for and promoting social security policies for the elderly are priorities in the Action Month for the Elderly from September 25 to October 31.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has agreed on a proposal to improve social welfare for the elderly, especially cultural institutions to serve their spiritual life.
As part of its first anniversary celebrations, FWD Vietnam Life Insurance Company Ltd gave gifts to inmates at the Thanh Loc Paralyzed Elder Nursing Centre in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 12 and the Centre for Social Protection No 4 in Ba Vi, Hanoi.
The Health Working Group (HWG) hosted a policy dialogue on promoting healthy aging and non-communicable diseases (NCD) control for a healthy Asia - Pacific region.
Vietnam will protect and promote rights of the elderly at regional and global level, Ambassador and deputy permanent representative of the Vietnam mission to the United Nations (UN) Pham Thi Kim Anh has affirmed.
A photo exhibition capturing daily moments of the old people in an elderly care centre opened in Hanoi on September 30, in the hope of providing visitors a real perspective about their life.
The Thai National Saving Fund (NSF) is currently putting a lot of efforts in promoting its saving campaign for members of the public who are 60-year old and up. The campaign accepts applicants only until the 25th of September.
About 1.5 million elderly people in Vietnam are benefiting from regular social allowances which have had positive impacts on the material and spiritual life of the targeted group.
VOV.VN - Actress Viet Huong has recently paid a special visit to elderly residents at the Tan Hiep Centre in Binh Phuoc Province.
Elderly healthcare in Vietnam has yet to meet the needs of aging patients due to lack of medical staff and resources to set up geriatric wards.
Free medical check-ups and medicines will be provided for 14,000 old people in Son Tay town, Hanoi from May 11-20.
With a rapidly aging domestic population, local and international officials are calling for proper comprehensive preparation.
Hanoi is taking in a wide range of steps to better the lives of the elderly, who account for a growing proportion of its population.
Vietnam has one of the fastest population aging rates in the world, which is a major challenge when it comes to dealing with pension and social welfare issues for the elderly, according to experts.