16 million poor people granted health insurance cards

A policy supporting poor people and vulnerable groups in medical check-ups and treatment has seen progresses with some 16 million poor people being provided with health insurance cards so far.

According to the Ministry of Health (MoH), 60 percent of the country’s population had possessed health insurance cards by early 2011.

The MoH said it has suggested health insurance payment policy for all traffic accident patients regardless of their violations of traffic laws or not.

Under its proposal to the Ministry of Finance, the MoH said once approved, the policy will help solve difficulties for traffic accident victims in proving their eligibility to health insurance interests.

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