Ha Tinh: 100% of HIV/AIDS carriers have health insurance

Friday 31/05/2019 14:52

VGP – 100% of people with HIV/AIDS in the central province of Ha Tinh have joined health insurance thanks to prompt and effective communications works and policies. 

People with HIV/AIDS in the province have been paid for their treatment through health insurance funds, especially pregnant women receiving support for their treatment, HIV testing, ARV and other care and treatment services related to HIV/AIDS for newborn babies from mother positive with HIV. 

As each patient will cost VND2-6 million per month for his/her treatment, ARV treatment through health insurance is regarded as a sustainable financial resource for HIV carriers. 

As of April 2019, the province has supplied ARV treatment for 394 patients at the province’s disease control center, of whom 348 have health insurance. 

The province has enhanced the communications on benefits to have when joining health insurance for local people. Particularly, the province’s People’s Committee has issued a plan on ensuring expenditures for purchasing health insurance for HIV/AIDS carriers and supporting ARV treatment for HIV carriers having health insurance in the 2019-2020 phase. 

Accordingly, HIV-positive people in the province will be supported 100% of expenditures for purchasing health insurance and 50% of the total expenditures for ARV treatment that are not paid through health insurance. 

By Thuy Dung

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