Red tape slows health insurance sign-up Health

Red tape slows health insurance sign-up

The Government has targeted over 90 percent of nationwide population covered with health insurance by 2020. Despite preferential policies to encourage citizens to buy health insurance, the number of health insurance card holders, especially household health insurance, remains low due to red tape.
Health insurance discussed in Da Nang Health

Health insurance discussed in Da Nang

Public health insurance was discussed at a recent conference held by the Party Central Committee's Economic Commission and the Vietnam Social Insurance Agency (VSIA) in the central city of Da Nang.
National effort needed to treat hemophilia Health

National effort needed to treat hemophilia

A national programme for comprehensive care of hemophilia, a hereditary blood disorder, is needed, according to Dr Phu Chi Dung, Head of HCM City Blood Transfusion Hematology Hospital.
Malnutrition rampant in Vietnam’s hospitals Health

Malnutrition rampant in Vietnam’s hospitals

The implementation of nutritional practices in hospitals is still a neglected issue although it is vital in significantly reducing mortality in critically ill patients, experts have said.
Vietnam lacks organ donors Health

Vietnam lacks organ donors

Vietnam passed a law relating to organ donation in 2006, however, so far the number of clinically-dead patients who have consented to donate their organs has been extremely low.
Help extended to disadvantaged children Society

Help extended to disadvantaged children

Forty-five poor students from the ethnic minority Khmer group in the southern province of An Giang received scholarships from Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund at a ceremony on March 2.