Sector of Health deploys Project “Caring for the elderly’s health for the 2017-2025 period” (15:52 17/06/2018)
Accordingly, the department sets up following key targets: caring for the health of the elderly in response to the period of population aging, contributing to carrying out the National Action Program on the elderly, the National Strategy on Population and Reproductive Health, the National Strategy on public healthcare and protection, and gradually improving the quality of the Capital’s population.
By 2025, 100% of leaders of Party Committees, authorities, sectors, collectives in the city will be provided information of popularization aging, old people’s demands for healthcare services; issuing a series of directive documents, plans related to caring for health of the elderly; 100% of the elderly or their relatives will be provided with population aging information as well as rights and skills to take care of elderly people’s health; improving the quality of healthcare services.
More than 90% of elderly people who are able to care for themselves will be provided with self-care knowledge and skills; minimum 85% of the elderly will be given health checkups at least once a year, screened for common cancers and made health management dossiers at medical stations at communal level; meeting all elderly people’s requirements for healthcare, etc.
At least 95% of the elderly will access healthcare services; hospitals at municipal route in regions of Bac Thang Long, Duc Giang, Son Tay, Thanh Nhan, Van Dinh and Ha Dong, will establish Departments of Geriatrics; All the elderly will have their health insurance cards; minimum one geriatric hospital and one Elderly Care Center will be built in Ha Noi under the form of socialization to meet demands of healthcare for the elderly, etc.