Most patients with HIV in Vietnam have health insurance



Hanoi, (WNA) 89 percent of
Historical insurance in Vietnam in Vietnam, which shows a significant leap in the care system of
Health and government efforts to improve the conditions of those
People and fight against that evil, reported here the head of the Department
National HIV / AIDS prevention, Nguyen Long Long.

Photo illustration (Source: WNA)

By participating in a workshop organized yesterday by the Department of Prevention and Control of HIV / AIDS
Ministry of Health, in collaboration with international organizations, Hoang Long reported that prevention work in Vietnam has been achieved
Encouraging results, which indicate the sustained reduction in the rate of people
Infected by the virus in the last decade.

In this regard, he noted that the efforts of
Local authorities helped prevent the contagion of some 400,000 people and the death of another 150,000 people due to the disease.

However, Vietnam faces many
Difficulties in this work, especially the high possibility of contamination of the virus
Cause of AIDS and the lack of financial sources for the acquisition
Of antiretroviral drugs (ARV).

In recent years, he said, the ministry
Of course, some measures have been adopted
Increase public awareness about health insurance cards for the
ARV treatment, in directing the
Localities to improve the standards of their health centers and thus expand these
Health Insurance coverage for carriers of the virus.

It was too
Pay attention to the signing of ARV drug supply contracts;
Work related to the reception, management and use of medicine; And those
The information about the patients with the virus is the management of these medicines.

Hoang Long stressed that the portfolio is coordinating with Vietnamese Social Security
To build a database of patients with HIV / AIDS who receive
ARV treatment.

In turn, the head of the office of
Representation of the World Health Organization in Vietnam, Qidong Park, expressed his impression
Before the achievements of Hanoi in the fight against HIV / AIDS, especially in this
Care of pregnant women and treatment.

Park trusted that Vietnam
Good opportunities to strengthen the development of the program against the virus,
In order to meet national goals regarding the elimination of AIDS
For 2030.

He suggested that the Indochinese nation strengthen
The use of health insurance to prevent the interruption of the distribution of
ARV and guarantee access for all patients to the medications, as well as
Offer financial assistance from the national and provincial budget to help
To the bad sick.

The country
Currently, registered 209,000 patients with HIV,
And of them 90,000 have been sick because of the damage caused by the virus in the system
immunological

Last year
9,800 new cases were reported, and 1,800 people died from this
Troublesome illness until today. The figures represent a case of 1.1
And 15 percent, compared to 2016.

During this year
The Ministry of Health has continued to work to control the course
Infection of HIV / AIDS under 0.3 percent, with a view to
Goal 90-90-90 in 2020.

The above means that 90 percent of people
Living with HIV knows their serotostus, 90 percent with
Diagnosis of HIV infection get sustained antiretroviral therapy and these
90 percent of the last have suppression
Viral

The sector will also promote actions aimed at
Prevention of this disease, as well as consultations and tests at all
Local cities, especially in remote areas. -Wna


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