VN launches elderly healthcare programme in response to ageing population Elderly people receive free medicine in the northern province of Lai Châu earlier this month. A 10-year healthcare programme for the elderly will start in Việt Nam next year as part of the Government’s response to the country’s fast-ageing population. Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has approved the healthcare programme, under which authorities at all levels will be required to develop planning and arrange funding for elderly healthcare by 2025. This funding will be maintained until at least 2030. Over the next five years, at least 70 per cent of elderly people aged over 60 and their caregivers will be informed about the programme and their right to care. That percentage is expected to increase by 85 per cent by 2030. Under the programme, at least 70 per cent of elderly people across the country will have medical check-ups once a year. By 2025, 95 per cent of the elderly will have health records, with that figure rising to 100 per cent over the following five years. Thanks to improved health records, it is expected that 70 per cent of elderly people who have non-communicable diseases will be detected and treated by 2025. All elderly people who require care will receive the support they need… Read full this story
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