Hanoi targets to raise health insurance coverage hinh anh 1 Hanoi targets to raise health insurance coverage. (Photo: VNA)

The capital of Hanoi is working to ensure at least 1,000 people in each communal-level administrative unit are covered by health insurance by November 30 this year.

Particularly, the communes which met standards of new-style rural building will have least 1,500 people covered by health insurance each.

Currently, 5.17 million city dwellers have their health insured, equal to 72.8 percent of the capital’s population.

The figure is still below the 2015 quota of 77.2 percent assigned by the Prime Minister. The figure of 85 percent is allocated for 2020.

To reach the goal, the city has taken a number of measures, focusing on raising public awareness, streamlining administrative procedures regarding the issuance of health insurance cards, and improving medical check-ups at health facilities providing services for the insured.

In the first ten months of this year, the city’s health insurance fund paid 2.13 trillion VND (97 million USD) for medical treatments and check-ups for about 4 million people.-VNA