(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. /.
(HBO0 - The summer vacation set for the 2019 – 2020 school year will be shortened from its normal duration as students had to stay home for nearly 3 months of their second semester as part of the country’s COVID-19 control and prevention campaign.
(HBO0 - On June 26, the Women's Union of Yen Thuy district collaborated with the the Program of Yen Thuy Region Development, which is under the World Vision organization, to organize a Competition of the Happy Family and to display the pictures with the theme "Preventing and avoiding accidents. injury – Preventing child abuse” in 2020.
(HBO) - Nhuan Trach commune in Luong Son district, Hoa Binh province, now has broad cement roads with colourful flowers on the roadsides, and spacious houses. Locals are excited as the commune is expected to be recognised as an advanced new-style rural area late this year.
(HBO) - In the first 6 months of this year, Covid-19 epidemic occurred and prolonged with complicated changes, which have significantly affected to the life and psychology of the People, especially for the elderly.
(HBO) - The Department of Health and Military High Command of northern Hoa Binh province on June 19 received 81 Vietnamese citizens returning from Angola for concentrated quarantine.