In recent years, the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang has provided free health insurance to needy people in remote areas, protecting their right to healthcare.

In the past, health insurance was irrelevant to people in the remote and mountainous regions, but now they can confidently hold an insurance card when going to hospital. The health insurance law has provided underprivileged and ethnic minority people living in poor regions with free health insurance.

Co Ngan is among several mountainous communes with poor socio-economic development of Cao Bang province. However, with support from medical workers, locals now understand the importance of health insurance and use it when in need.

Medical experts said to help all underprivileged people receive healthcare service with insurance, the most important thing is that the quality of doctors, infrastructure and equipment as well as treatment services be improved.-VNA