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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.

Health insurance buyers to benefit from fee hikes

Health insurance buyers to benefit from fee hikes

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.

ARV treatment to be covered by health insurance

ARV treatment to be covered by health insurance

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.

Ethnic minorities benefit from poverty reduction policies

Ethnic minorities benefit from poverty reduction policies

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 leadership over insurance work strengthened

Party leadership over insurance work strengthened

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.

Vietnam’s health ministry delays hospital fee hike until 2016

Vietnam’s health ministry delays hospital fee hike until 2016

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.