Monday, November 20, 2017

Vietnam urges students to sign up for health coverage

Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training has urged the country’s department of education and training, universities and colleges to further enhance the awareness among students about the importance of health insurance.

In a statement, the ministry said schools needed to instruct students and pupils to take health insurance and receive insurance cards in accordance with regulations.

The ministry added that health insurance programs in educational establishments will have to be closely monitored to make sure that universal coverage among Vietnam’s students and pupils is achieved.

Based on Vietnam’s social insurance data, social health insurance covers 85% of students and pupils.

However, the ministry noted that the participation rate is low due to poor attention being given to this issue by some educational establishments.

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