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.
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.
The Prime Minister has assigned the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs to promptly make a list of underprivileged coastal and island communes which are subjects to free health insurance during 2016-2020.
The central province of Thua Thien-Hue held a ceremony on June 10 to receive a project on preventing children from going to work far from home and child labour abuse.
Low-cost carrier Vietjet Air has launched a new flight route between Hanoi and Tuy Hoa city in the central coastal province of Phu Yen.
Some 74.3% of the total burden of disease in Vietnam was caused by non-communicable diseases (NCDs) with cancer among the top ten causes, said Deputy Minister of Health Pham Le Tuan on April 12.
The north central province of Nghe An plans to increase financial aid to help members of near-poor families buy health insurance over the next few years.
As many as 83.39% of near poor people in the central province of Quang Binh have been given funds to buy health insurance.
The World Bank (WB) is committed to supporting Vietnam in completing its goals set in the national strategy on medical development from 2016-2020.
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam urged relevant ministries and agencies to take measures to raise health and social insurance coverage for the elderly to the country’s average.
Last year the Ministry of Finance issued a decree setting new fees for 1,887 hospital services, including check-ups, beds, and surgery.
Healthcare fee increases of some 30% from March 1 and 50% from July 1 will benefit the medically insured and will not affect patients without health insurance in the short term, according to the Ministry of Health.
Anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS will be paid by health insurance from June 2016, said the Department of HIV/AIDS Prevention under the Ministry of Public Health.
(VOV) -The health of ethnic minority people in Lai Chau province has improved thanks to the government’s health insurance policy.
The National Assembly’s Council for Ethnic Affairs, in collaboration with the UN Development Programme, held a seminar in the northern province of Lang Son on December 22 to review policies and laws relating to poverty reduction for ethnic minorities during 2011-2015.
Party committees at all levels and local authorities have been aware of their responsibility for guiding and encouraging the public to participate in social and health insurance over the past three years, heard at a conference in Ho Chi Minh City on December 19.
More than 70% of older people have to keep working and financially depend on their families.
The Prime Minister approved a master plan to implement the recommendations Vietnam has accepted in line with the UN’s second-circle universal periodic review (UPR) on human rights.
Vietnam’s Ministry of Health has decided to delay an increase in medical service fees at state-owned hospitals until next year instead of applying it on November 15 as previously planned for some 1,800 medical services, a health official has said.
The capital of Hanoi is working to ensure at least 1,000 people in each communal-level administrative unit are covered by health insurance by November 30 this year.