Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam at a dialogue held on Thursday in Hà Nội between leaders of the Ministry of Health (MoH), Việt Nam Social Security (VSS). — Photo VGP HÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam called for boosting cooperation in social insurance fund management to ensure both benefits and savings are maximised. “Balancing the health insurance fund is very important in the context of increasing medical costs and lowering health insurance premiums,” he said. He spoke at a dialogue held on Thursday in Hà Nội between leaders of the Ministry of Health (MoH), Việt Nam Social Security (VSS) and the Vietnam Private Hospital Association (VPHA) on problems related to private medical facilities. Deputy PM Đam stressed that the policy of the Party and the State was to encourage the private health sector to develop and implement policies on protecting and … [Read more...] about Health insurance fund should be well-managed: Deputy PM
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Premiums must rise to fund care (27-05-2008) Truong Thi Mai, chairwoman of the National Assembly's Social Affairs Committee, talked to Vietnam News Agency about boosting health insurance.A controversial issue being discussed by National Assembly deputies revolves around changes needed to the health-insurance system now that private health-care units have joined State-owned health-care units in providing services. Does the draft Health Insurance Law focus on existing health-insurance problems, including premiums on insurance cards and payments to health-insurance funds, as well as the rights of people possessing health-insurance cards? Yes, the draft focuses on fixing existing problems. The biggest problem with health insurance is that the premiums paid by health-insurance card holders are not high enough for insurance agencies to cover expenses. This means these funds are making chronic losses. There are two types of insurance cards. The first is a compulsory one that employers are … [Read more...] about Premiums must rise to fund care
Private pre-schools are the rage (18-01-2008) Parents are seeking private pre-schools despite the problems within. Children at Van Binh kindergarten celebrate the new school year.—VNA/VNS Photo Dinh Na HA NOI — Demand for private pre-schools in Viet Nam is higher than ever and the Government has to do more to control and support it, according to deputy director of HCM City's Education and Training Department Le Thi Hong Lien. "The recent scandal involving an unlicensed nanny in southern Bien Hoa City who beat seven children under her care highlights the dangers private pre-schools can pose," Lien said. Private centres account for 10-15 per cent of all pre-schools in the country and the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) can't possibly supervise them all, deputy head of the Pre-school Education Department Nguyen Thi Hop said. Instead, responsibility is handed down to Communal People's Committees, who are assigned the task of granting licences to private … [Read more...] about Private pre-schools are the rage
Your say (22-08-2008) Will adoption bring orphans a better life? Last week, Viet Nam News raised the question of whether foreign adoption was a good thing for Vietnamese orphans. We asked readers to consider how adoption should be managed to avoid negative consequences for both the children and adoptive parents. Here are some opinions we received. Philippe Neyroud, Swiss, HCM City: According to the UN Child Rights Convention, signed by almost all the countries in the world, the interest of the child is the main point on which public policies must be focused. And it appears very clearly that some countries don't have sufficient laws or structures to prevent private adoption, which may be child trafficking and this is unfortunately a reality that occurs every day. The best way to prevent child trafficking is to have laws that don't allow private structures to propose children for adoption. It's the State authority's responsibility to protect children and to give them the best … [Read more...] about Will adoption bring orphans a better life?
Better provision of social security and welfare is always a major policy and task of our Party and State which manifests the fine nature of our regime and guarantees the political and social stability and sustainable development of the nation. In order to introduce essential contents of the draft 2011-2020 socio-economic development strategy, next to the article on "Fast and sustainable development is the standpoint throughout the socio-economic development strategy of our country", Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung writes an article on social security and welfare. E-Communist Review has the honor to post this important article of the Prime Minister. … [Read more...] about Better provision of social security and welfare is a fundamental contents of 2011-2020 socio-economic development strategy