Deputy Minister of Health Pham Le Tuan said the health insurance fund would pay for HIV/AIDS treatments for people who have health insurance cards beginning on August 15.
HIV testing and treatment fees as well as medicine and other medical material fees will be covered.
More than 200,000 people across the country have HIV or AIDS, according to the Ministry of Health.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Quang Nam encourages locals to breed fish
Quang Nam Province's Bac Tra My District has encouraged local residents to breed fish in cages in the reservoirs of hydro-power plants.
The district's Agriculture and Rural Development Department, for example, has given financial support and offered instruction in techniques to dozens of households in resettlement residential areas to breed fish in the reservoir of the Song Tranh 2 hydro-power plant. The households have earned high profits from breeding fish in cages.
Nhan Dan (The People)
HCM City gives scholarships to needy
The HCM City Labour Confederation's Capital Aid Fund for Employment of the Poor (CEP Fund) will give 1,643 scholarships worth a total of VND7.3 billion (US$340,000) for poor students in the 2015-16 school year.
The CEP Fund has given 6,965 scholarships for needy students over the past seven years. It has also presented 2.9 million notebooks and 131,000 pens, worth a total of more than VND10 billion ($470,000).
Lao Dong (Labour)