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Poor people encouraged to join health insurance

Poor people encouraged to join health insurance

Roughly 17 million or more than 18 percent of Vietnam’s population had not entered the health insurance programme by the end of 2016. Most are labourers, poor people and students, the Vietnam Social Insurance (VNSI) has said.

Health insurance discussed in Da Nang

Health insurance discussed in Da Nang

Public health insurance was discussed at a recent conference held by the Party Central Committee's Economic Commission and the Vietnam Social Insurance Agency (VSIA) in the central city of Da Nang.

Hanoi gives health insurance support to HIV carriers

Hanoi gives health insurance support to HIV carriers

The Hanoi Department of Health will expand the health insurance coverage among poor people living with HIV/AIDS by giving them financial support sourced from the city’s health insurance fund, according to head of the department Nguyen Khac Hien.

Health insurance coverage to surpass 79% at year’s end

Health insurance coverage to surpass 79% at year’s end

The health insurance coverage will reach around 79% by the end of this year compared to the set target of 76 percent, Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien reported at a meeting of the National Assembly’s Committee on Social Affairs on October 8.

HCM City looks to bring down poverty rate

HCM City looks to bring down poverty rate

The Ho Chi Minh City government has set a goal of lowering the poverty rate to 3.06% by the end of this year as higher living standards require a more comprehensive anti-poverty program.

Public hospital fees hiked by 18% in August

Public hospital fees hiked by 18% in August

Public hospital services and products in 16 provinces and cities have become 18% more expensive since the middle of August, as patients pay for health staff’s basic salaries.

HIV/AIDs treatment costs to spike

HIV/AIDs treatment costs to spike

People with HIV and AIDS are expecting medical costs to soar when international health aid is cut off next year, participants at a policy dialogue said on June 27.

FV Hospital offers services to cancer patients

FV Hospital offers services to cancer patients

Ho Chi Minh City-based FV Hospital is offering check-ups and treatment to nearly 900 cancer patients who hold national health insurance cards in order to ease the burden on the public hospital system.