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Hanoi allocates additional support worth VND345 billion to pandemic-hit groups

by NDO14 August 2021 Last updated at 17:00 PM

Phuc Xa Ward (Ba Dinh District, Hanoi) provides essentials for workers and tenants who are facing difficulties due to COVID-19. (Photo: NDO)
Phuc Xa Ward (Ba Dinh District, Hanoi) provides essentials for workers and tenants who are facing difficulties due to COVID-19. (Photo: NDO)

VTV.vn - Around 324,000 people affected by COVID-19 are expected to receive special policy supports from the Hanoi government, with a total estimated budget of over VND345 billion.

In order to promptly support those affected and facing difficulties due to the epidemic, the Hanoi Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs has reviewed and submitted a report to Hanoi municipal People's Committee on supplementing policies to support those facing difficulties due to the pandemic.

The city authorities have agreed to issue a resolution stipulating specific policies for 10 groups, who have not received support from Resolution 68/NQ- CP, Decision No. 23/2021/TTg and Decision No. 3642/QD-UBND yet.

The 10 groups of beneficiaries are poor households, near-poor households, social protection beneficiaries, people with meritorious services to the revolution, and employees with suspended labour contracts or who have taken unpaid leave due to operations being suspended at the request of the competent agencies to prevent and control the epidemic.

On August 14, the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) chapter of Ba Dinh district in Hanoi coordinated with the Military Command of Ba Dinh district to launch a zero dong market, offering free essentials to local people and workers in difficulty in Phuc Xa ward, Ba Dinh district. The programme will take place over three days.

On the same day, the VFF chapter of Ho Chi Minh City held a ceremony to receive 100 high-end ventilators, worth VND 30 billion, donated by Sovico Group and HDBank, to support the prevention and control of COVID-19 in the city.

A day before, the chapter also received a medical equipment package worth over VND4.1 billion and VND400 million in cash from DKSH Vietnam Co., Ltd. Immediately afterwards, the medical equipment was transferred to local hospitals and medical centres across the city to promptly serve in the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

Also on August 14, Can Tho city authorities received VND5 billion in support of its COVID-19 fight from Sacombank and 6,000 COVID-19 rapid test kits from the GO supermarket system. Up to now, Can Tho has received about VND28.6 billion in support of its epidemic prevention and control activities, as well as medical supplies and equipment worth about VND24.7 billion.

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