Yen Bai: 94% of HIV/AIDS carriers have health insurance

Friday 07/06/2019 13:32

VGP – As many as 1,390 HIV carriers having health insurance among 1,467 ones are being treated at health  centers in the northern province of Yen Bai, reaching more than 94%, according to the recent statistics. 

The other 77 patients are registering for health insurance cards. 

More than 5,800 HIV carriers have been found in the province. Currently, more than 2,100 HIV-infected people are under control. 

In early March, the province joined hand with other localities to organize the event on celebrating the first patient officially receiving ARV from the health insurance resource. 

Since early March, 879 HIV carriers have received treatment and care at health centers, which have been sponsored by the local social health insurance more than VND156 million. 

In 2019, it is forecasted that more than 2,000 alive HIV carriers having health insurance will be supplied with ARV, including 1,960 ones residing in Yen Bai Province.  

The province is striving to reach 100% of HIV carriers treated with ARV having health insurance at the end of 2019. 

By Thuy Dung 

 

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