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Hanwha Life Donates Health Care to Vietnam
Preventative Medicine
Hanwha Life Donates Health Care to Vietnam
  • By matthew
  • April 20, 2015, 09:00
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Baek Jong-guk (center) stands with Nguyen Tan Hieu (left), chief of a civic group supporting underprivileged patients in Bình Định Province in southern Vietnam, and some of the civic group members on April 2.
Baek Jong-guk (center) stands with Nguyen Tan Hieu (left), chief of a civic group supporting underprivileged patients in Bình Định Province in southern Vietnam, and some of the civic group members on April 2.

 

Hanwha Life has donated health insurance cards to underprivileged people and plans to construct a public health center in Vietnam, the company said.  

Hanwha Life donated 800 health insurance cards to underprivileged people in Bình Định on April 1, the company said. It also plans to donate a further 9,250 health insurance cards to underprivileged people in 11 other areas in Vietnam, including Hồ Chí Minh, Gia Lai, Lam Dong, Đồng Tháp, and Cần Thơ, it said. 

In Vietnam, individuals have to purchase health insurance cards annually. Underprivileged people are required to pay for 30 percent of the cost, as the government subsidizes 70 percent, Hanwha Life said. Hanwha Life supports the underprivileged old elderly and children with the health insurance cards costing 95 million won (US$88,028), which is the second support following last year welcomed by the locals, the company said. 

Underdeveloped areas in Vietnam have only older, provisional health care facilities without treatment and emergency rooms, and therefore the death rate of infants and toddlers less than five years old is high, Hanwha Life said. Therefore, the company planned to construct and donate one public health center to local governments in underdeveloped areas every year, it said. 

This year, Hanwha Life planned to build a public heath center equipped with maternity wards, hospitalization rooms, and a vaccination room in Tỉnh Hòa Bình.

Hanwha Life is also going to donate 15 houses to underprivileged people, for which the Vietnamese government provides national land, the company said. The company has donated 133 houses since 2013, it said.

Baek Jong-guk, president of the Hanwha Life Corporation in Vietnam, said, “I am very happy to provide health care and homes to the suffering neighbors today, which is the sixth anniversary of the company’s entrance into Vietnam.

“Hanwha Life will continue to do social contributions that fit Vietnam, in accordance with the Together Further motto of Kim Seung Youn, the chairperson of the Hanwha Group,” he said.