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Dak Nong (VNA) – Nearly 440,000 people in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong have been covered by health insurance to date, representing 82 percent of the province’s population.

This proportion is 2 percent higher than the target set by the Vietnam Social Insurance under a plan to encourage all people to join the insurance programme through 2020.

Close to 330,000 locals from low-income families or ethnic minority groups received State financial support to buy health insurance cards.

More than 10,000 near-poor households got assistance from the State and the European Union.

Deputy Director of the provincial Social Insurance Vo Hung said Dak Nong is striving to have at least 90 percent of its population covered by health insurance by 2020.

The province is stepping up communication campaigns, improving quality of medical examination, and tightening procedures to grant health insurance cards.-VNA