Viet Nam Social Insurance Agency reported that 98 per cent of children aged up to six have been issued health insurance cards.
Those without the cards live in ethnic minority areas.
Pham Luong Son, head of the Viet Nam Social Insurance Agency's board for implementing health policies, urged agency officials in ethnic areas to quickly make lists of those without the cards and submit them. However, kids without the card are not refused free treatment.
Tin Tuc (News)
HCMC green lights two waste plants
The HCM City People's Committee has approved construction of two hazardous-waste-treatment plants with a combined capacity of 500 tonnes a day at the Phuoc Hiep Waste Treatment Complex in Cu Chi District and Da Phuoc Waste Treatment Complex in Binh Chanh District.
It has also ordered the Department of Natural Resources and Environment to reduce the size of Phuoc Hiep from 687 hectares to 336ha.
Lao Dong (Labour)
70% helmets declared substandard in VN
A study by the National Traffic Safety Committee has found that 90 per cent of people wear helmets when riding motorbikes or riding pillion.
But 70 per cent of helmets do not meet quality standards, it said.
Viet Nam has 60 helmet importers and 30 manufacturers.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated SAI GON)