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Da Nang (VNA) – The central city of Da Nang aims to increase its health insurance coverage to 100 percent by 2020, according to the local Social Insurance Agency.

By June 2017, Da Nang had about 993,444 people, 96.5 percent of its population, in the health insurance scheme, said the agency.

This outcome was attributed to efforts from the city’s political system at all levels, said Le Anh Nhan, Deputy Director of the agency.

The municipal Party Committee and administration worked with the local Health Department to launch programmes and measures to expand the number of participants, he added.

Communications were implemented under various forms, targeting groups with low health insurance coverage rate such as students, workers in private sectors and households, aiming to popularise the rights of health insurance card holders, the director noted.

The healthcare system in Da Nang has developed due to local healthcare facilities investing in infrastructure and modern technologies. 

They have also applied science initiatives to provide effective treatment to patients while the health insurance policy has been expanded with more benefits to participants.-VNA