Experts discussed payments for remote health examination and treatment with health insurance during a recent conference held by the Ministry of Health in Hanoi.
Vietnamese workers in the Republic of Korea (RoK) will be given ten face masks each free of charge for use in two weeks amid the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country.
Ho Chi Minh City's agencies are increasing inspections of healthcare facilities that abuse the health insurance fund by prescribing needless tests and overcharging.
Due to the reduction in international funding for HIV/AIDS prevention and control, the private sector is expected to get more involved in providing treatment opportunities for people living with the virus, contributing to putting an end to the epidemic by 2030.
More than 10 million people were yet to be covered by health insurance as of May 2019, it was reported at an online discussion on sustainable development of health insurance held by the Government portal on June 25.
The public health insurance fund paid more than half a million US dollars for treatment of just a single patient over three years.
The Vietnam Social Security (VSS) reported that the number of participants in health insurance has increased to 83.6 million, or 87.7 percent of the population.
The Vietnam Social Security’s chapter in Ho Chi Minh City aims to increase social insurance coverage to 54 percent of the local workforce, equivalent to more than 2.5 million people in 2019.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc highlighted the importance of education on health care while meeting with representatives of the Vietnam Association for Community Health Education (VACHE) in Hanoi on January 4.
As many as 89% of HIV/AIDS patients receiving antiretroviral drug (ARV) treatment in Vietnam have signed up for health insurance cards so far, with the figure expected to exceed 90% by the end of this year.
According to a report from the Vietnam Social Security (VSS), as of October 31, 2018, the number of health insurance card holders in the country reached 82.33 million or 87.62% of the population.
Health insurance has covered just 90% of students in Ho Chi Minh City, compared to the target of 98% set by the municipal People’s Committee.
The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho is expected to fulfil all 13 of its set targets this year, said Director of the municipal Department of Planning and Investment Nguyen Van Hong at a municipal Party Committee meeting on October 1.
The Vietnam Social Security (VSS) has been honoured for applying information technology in developing health insurance management, medical reviews and payment services by the ASEAN Social Security Association (ASSA).
The 35th ASEAN Social Security Association (ASSA) Board Meeting continued on September 19, with members sharing practical outcomes in carrying out social and health insurance policies.
The Vietnam Social Security (VSS)’s entry to the ASEAN Social Security Association (ASSA) has brought about important and practical benefits, improving Vietnam’s social and health insurance systems via acquiring experience and lessons on management and policy enforcement.
Health experts have called on the Health Ministry to add direct-acting antiviral Agents (DAAs) into list of drugs that public health insurance covers so patients with Hepatitis C are treated more effectively.
More than 81.5 million Vietnamese people, or nearly 87% of the population, were covered by health insurance by the end of June, according to the Vietnam Social Security (VSS).
Local-level health care facilities are expected to increase their capacity and provide better services to help reduce pressure at central hospitals by “gaining public trust”, said Nguyen Nam Lien, Director of the Health Ministry's Planning and Finance Department, at a recent press conference in Hanoi.
Some 81.3 million people across Vietnam have been covered by health insurance by the end of May, up nearly 21 million people from 2012 or 35.6% and representing 81.7% of the population.