Health insurance to cover 91.05 million people

Health insurance to cover 91.05 million people


The Vietnam Social Security (VSS) is striving to raise the number of people covered by health insurance to 91.05 million, or 92% of the national population, by the end of this year.

The police are collecting necessary information to issue a chip-based citizen ID card for citizens and to create a respective e-ID account.

E-ID account officially comes into effect

The Police Department for Administrative Management of Social Order (C06) under the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) informed that Decree No.59/2020/ND-CP by the Government has come into effect since October 20, 2022. From now on, people can use their electronic identification account (e-ID account) via the app VNeID to replace their chip-based citizen ID card in administrative procedures and civil transactions.

The Police Division of Administrative Management on Social Media under Dak Lak Province Public Security Department is issuing chip-based citizen ID cards to people in need. (Photo: Public Security Ministry)

National digital transformation project focuses on citizens, businesses

The project ‘Developing the Application of Data on Population, Identification, Electronic Authentication Data for National Digital Transformation in the 2022-2025 Period, with a vision toward 2030’ (Project 06) is in progress. All related ministries, state agencies, local authorities are determinedly accelerating the project, requiring smoother and more synchronous cooperation.

E-identification accounts ensure sensitive information protection

E-identification accounts ensure sensitive information protection

The Ministry of Public Security has announced that on July 18, 2022 its member – the Police Department for Administrative Management of Social Order completed the improvements for its app called VNeID to offer administrative features for citizens. The electronic identification and authentication have been integrated into this app, which has received nearly 6 million of e-ID account applications so far.

The meeting was held in Ho Chi Minh City, with the participation of representatives of the Southern provinces and cities.

Vietnam should aim at compulsory social insurance for all citizens: Expert

Mr. Bui Sy Loi, former Vice Chairman of the Social Affairs Committee of the National Assembly, stated that it is necessary to identify new demands in each aspect when developing social policies. As to social insurance policies, he proposed compulsory social insurance for the whole population just like health insurance.