Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien said the Ministry in partnership with related ministries and agencies issued medical insurance cards to most residents who live in rural islands.
The ministry proposed bonus as incentive for medical workers who are working in disadvantaged islands. The ministry will also continue supplying medicines to offshore vessel fleets for fishermen's primary health care. The Ministry will issue regulations supporting transportation of islands' inhabitants in emergency cases.
In addition, the Ministry in cooperation with the National Committee for Search and Rescue will set up medical stations for medical emergency in islands.