(HBO) - According to relevant agencies, total monthly drug cost for an HIV patient according to treatment guidance No1 comes to about 200,000 VND, and 1.6 million VND according to treatment guidance No2. When HIV patients contract other diseases, they HIV patients are also granted drugs treating opportunistic infections worth about 2 million VND a month, not to mention costs of diagnosis, ultrasonic scan and tests.
Health worker at the
clinic in Mai Ha commune (Mai Chau district) gives consultation to an HIV
With the support from
the provincial People’s Committee, 321 HIV patients in the province were
granted free health insurance cards in 2017. The number was 460 in 2018, and as
of June 30, 2019, a total of 888 HIV patients had been granted the cards. Among
them, 543 patients are receiving treatment at the out-patient section of the
provincial general hospital, 34 children at the pediatric section, 156 at the
Lac Son district clinic, 90 at the Mai Chau district clinic, 40 at the Kim Boi
district clinic and 25 at the Luong Son district clinic.
It is noteworthy that
the health insurance premiums for those HIV patients are based on the current
base wage, specifically 1,390,000 VND in 2018, and 1,490,000 VND as from July 1
More and more HIV
patients are receiving free health insurance, which is an important move of
great significance. The insurance has eased the burden for HIV patients, as
most of them are poor and live in remote areas with poor transport
infrastructure. Besides the health insurance, the patients can now receive
diagnosis and treatment at the locality where they live. This is one of the
effective measures to help reduce the patients’ complex about their disease, as
well as discrimination against them.
Through the free health
insurance, the HIV patients feel they are cared about by the authorities, and
have desire to live better. This proves the benefit of the policy. /.
(HBO) – A delegation from the Committee for Ethnic Affairs of the Hoa Binh People’s Council led by head of the committee Nguyen Thi Oanh had a working session on October 30 at the provincial Social Security Agency and the Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs to supervise the implementation of health insurance among the ethnic minority communities in the locality in the 2015-2018 period.
(HBO) - The Farmers’ Union of Da Bac district, Hoa Binh province, has inaugurated and transferred a house to Dinh Van Da, a member of the union in Rieng hamlet of Tu Ly commune.
(HBO) - On October 23, the Good Neighbors International (GNI) Vietnam presented special aid packages to two disadvantaged families in Hoa Binh and Yen Mong communes in Hoa Binh City.
(HBO) - The provincial General Hospital has just organized a peak period to implement the movement of 5S and building a green - clean - beautiful health environment, with the goal of improving the environmental sanitation, treating the medical waste and creating green - clean – beautiful environment, contributing to improving the quality of medical examination and treatment and protecting people's health
(HBO) - Implementing the lending program for the social housing in accordance to Decree No. 100/2015/ND-CP, in 2018, 2 billion VND was allocated to the province, in 2019 an addition of 5 billion VND was assigned. The above capital is allocated to Ky Son, Cao Phong, Tan Lac, Lac Thuy districts and Hoa Binh City.