Ministry of Health takes priority care of residents in islands

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.

By Quoc Lap _ Translated by Uyen Phuong

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