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Update news health insurance

 VietNamNet Bridge – In a recent official dispatch, the education and training ministry ordered education departments and schools to expand the health insurance programme for achieving universal coverage among students and pupils.

Health insurance fails to take off

 VietNamNet Bridge – Nguyen Thi Minh, General Director of Viet Nam Social Insurance, speaks to Thoi Bao Kinh te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times) about healthcare coverage.

Health insurance coverage up, but targets remain difficult: Minister

VietNamNet Bridge – The number of healthcare insurance holders in the country has thus far reached 64.6 million, accounting for 71.4 per cent of the total population,

New rule makes buying health insurance harder

 VietNamNet Bridge – A regulation that went into effect this year has made it more difficult for many people to buy health insurance.

Surrogacy still a thorny issue

 VietNamNet Bridge – Khuat Thu Hong, director of the Institute for Social Development Studies, tells Hai quan Cuoi tuan (Customs Weekend) about her concerns since surrogacy became legal in Viet Nam.

Social News 18/1

Hand, foot and mouth disease strikes Hanoi; Construction sector owes USD25m in unpaid wages; Hao Duong delays paying environmental pollution fines; As many as 3,000 part time jobs awaiting students during Tet; Chemical traders ignore dangers: HCMC

Social News 3/1

Safety checks of hydropower projects urged; Saigon Railway to add trains for New Year holiday; New health insurance not affect life threatened patients; Teachers struggle to find job in HCM City; Women-only bus routes infeasible, experts say

Social News 20/9

USAID grants US$1.5 mil to HCM City’s metro project; Last 175 Vietnamese workers in Libya evacuated; Agricultural sector to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; HCM City invests US$23 million to upgrade embankment system

Health insurance is not biased

 VietNamNet Bridge – A recent rumour that the rich receive more health insurance benefits than the poor is factually incorrect,

Social News Headlines 6/3

Endangered monkeys rescued in Binh Duong; Rice delivered to overseas Vietnamese in Cambodia; Over 2,000 receive free mouth surgery in HCM City; JICA grants loans to power plant upgrade; Avian flu strikes in 22 provinces

NA Standing Committee discusses visa regulations

 VietNamNet Bridge – Lawmakers in Viet Nam are considering offering a unilateral visa exemption for foreigners planning to stay in the country for a certain duration of time.

NA lawmakers debate amended health and marriage legislation

VietNamNet Bridge – Lawmakers yesterday discussed the feasibility of applying compulsory health insurance for all citizens to achieve the target of national insurance coverage at the sixth session of the 13th National Assembly.

Health insurance may be compulsory

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese lawmakers yesterday agreed that health insurance should be made compulsory to ensure there was more participation. They were attending the 21st session of the National Assembly Standing Committee.

Health insurance fraud to be examined nationwide

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ha Noi Social Insurance office has asked insurance agencies to strengthen their management of hospitals and other medical institutes to promptly detect violations related to health insurance.

Meeting focuses on draft laws, amendments

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Government continued with its special meeting on creating legislation yesterday (Aug 13), discussing amendments and supplements to several laws and draft laws.

Hiring a smoker costs US firms $6,000 a head

 An employee who smokes costs his or her employer nearly $6,000 (4,500 euros) more per year than a non-smoker, according to a study of the United States published on Monday in the journal Tobacco Control.

First successful stem cell transplant in HCM City

 Doctors from the Ho Chi Minh City - based Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion have successfully conducted the country’s first-ever haploidentical stem cell transplant procedure.


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