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Acting Minister of Health Dao Hong Lan has released a written response to voters’ questions on many issues, including wages and allowances for medical workers and health insurance.

The miraculous journey of a patient who was in hospital for 11 years

In the last 11 years of his hemophilia treatment, Phan Huu Nghiem experienced 26 surgeries. His medical file has at least 65 medical records.

Vietnamese spending on healthcare twice WHO’s recommendation

Vietnamese people are paying up to 43% of total medical expenses, two times higher than recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), according to Dr. Le Van Kham, Director of the Department of Health Insurance, Ministry of Health.

Brookings Institution highlights Vietnam’s progress in universal health

Brookings Institution, a non-profit public policy organisation based in Washington DC, has run an article highlighting Vietnam’s impressive progress in universal health coverage (UHC) over the past decade.

Vietnamese students are to enjoy full health insurance

Tran Dinh Lieu, Deputy General Director of Vietnam Social Security talks to the media revealing that almost 100 per cent of pupils and students have coverage under the National Health Insurance Fund.

Each citizen to get unique health identity code

The Ministry of Health has issued Decision 2153/QD-BYT on regulations on issuance, usage, and management of health identification.

Remote health examination, treatment still has long way to go

Experts discussed payments for remote health examination and treatment with health insurance during a conference held by the Ministry of Health on June 1 in Hanoi.

Health insurance coverage reaches 90 percent of population

Vietnam has 85.39 million health insurance holders as of the end of 2019, accounting for 90 percent of the population, heard a recent conference.

Abuse of health service still a challenge: experts

Despite the number of people covered by health insurance rising in Vietnam, the abuse of health services and the health insurance fund is still a challenge for the country.

Nielsen: Health becomes top concern among Vietnamese in Q2

Vietnam remains among Top 4 most optimistic countries globally, according to latest "Global Consumer Confidence" Survey.

Tourists urged to buy travel insurance

With several incidents happening to Vietnamese travellers abroad, tourists are advised to buy travel insurance ahead of their trips. However, many travellers have not yet paid due attention to this type of insurance.

Vietnam sees positive signs in health insurance coverage

Vietnam has made progress in its plan to increase health insurance coverage with some 90 per cent of the country’s population participating in the scheme by the end of May, said Pham Luong Son, deputy director of Vietnam Social Security.

More than 10 million Vietnamese still left out of health insurance

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.

Health insurance - a lifebuoy for patients

The public health insurance fund paid more than half a million US dollars for treatment of just a single patient over three years.

Health insurance coverage for ARV drug key to HIV treatment

Vietnam's health insurance fund started covering HIV patients for anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs in March this year after international donors ended their sponsorship. 


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HIV-AIDS patients to be covered by health insurance

Hoang Dinh Canh, deputy director of the Department of HIV-AIDS Prevention and Control, talks to the newspaper Kinh te&Do thi about the scheme to expand health insurance to cover HIV-AIDS patients.

Health insurance database shared with Health Ministry

 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam Social Insurance (VSI) has agreed to share with the Ministry of Health (MoH) personal database of more than 24 million households.

Administrative procedures enrage Vietnamese patients

VietNamNet Bridge – “Why didn’t they spare me this troublesome paperwork? I know I don’t have much time left,” 51-year-old throat cancer patient Nguyen Thi Nhung said regarding the procedures she had to complete in order

PM wants most to have health insurance by 2020

 VietNamNet Bridge – More than three quarters of the population are expected to be covered by health insurance by 2020.