Heath insurance coverage hits 86.5% of population
11:22 | 25/12/2017
VGP - As of mid-December, 81.06 million people had social, health, and unemployment insurance. 

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The number of social insurance holders was 13.57 million. Around 11.49 million people participated in unemployment insurance. Up to 80.83 million of people had health insurance. 

Total premium of social, health, and unemployment insurance was VND 261.5 trillion, meeting 91.2% of the assigned task, up VND 38 trillion against the same period last year. The social insurance sector handed over 9.3 million social insurance books to laborers; granted health insurance cards to 16.6 million people.

According to a report, 56,700 laborers subjected to obliged social insurance payment have yet participated in the scheme. 

As of November 30, 2017, the heath insurance information system received 153.1 million electronic medical check-up records of patients with a total health insurance payment of VND 79 trillion. 

Earlier, General Director of the Viet Nam Social Insurance Nguyen Thi Minh tasked grass-roots social security agencies to print health care insurance cards in codes so that by January 1, 2018, all health insurance participants will enjoy their benefits from medical check-up and treatment./.  

By Kim Anh

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