Elder people receive better healthcare Health

Elder people receive better healthcare

More than 2.8 million elders across the country are receiving retirement pensions and social insurance benefits, while more than 1.5 million others benefit from monthly social allowance.

Workers able to collect insurance lump sum from 2016

Workers under certain circumstances could opt to receive a social insurance lump sum, rather than waiting until retirement age to collect insurance payments in the form of monthly pensions, as stated in a resolution ratified by National Assembly deputies on June 22.

NA debates changes to social insurance

Labourers who are ineligible for retirement pensions because they have not made compulsory social insurance payments for the required amount of years may choose to get a one-off lump sum or continue to receive monthly payments if a Government proposal gets approval from the National Assembly later this month.
Ministries urged to improve care for the elderly Health

Ministries urged to improve care for the elderly

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has urged the Ministry of Health to establish additional geriatric wards in hospitals and coordinate with the Vietnam Social Insurance to intensify healthcare access for the elderly – who currently number 9.4 million, accounting for 10.45 percent of the total population.

NA told billions wasted on tobacco

National Assembly deputies unanimously agreed with the need for the Law on Tobacco Harm Prevention and Control during on Nov. 16's morning session.

Deputies endorse budget spending

More than 80 percent of National Assembly deputies accepted forecast Government overspending equal to 5.3 percent of Gross Domestic Product when they endorsed next year's budget estimates on Nov. 10.