Vice Secretary of the HCMC Party Committee Nguyen Van Hieu on January 14 led a delegation of the city’s officials to visit and extend Tet greetings to the medical staff of Hoc Mon District’s General Hospital.
Needy people in HCMC are coping with many challenges resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic while preferential financial resources for loans have not been allocated timely. The city needs to focus on issuing preferential policies for disadvantaged people to reduce poverty.
HCMC spent the total funds of VND1,062 billion (US$47 million) to offer Tet gifts to healthcare workers, individuals and families credited with meritorious service to the country, needy households and businesses who made outstanding contributions to thecity’s fight against Covid-19 pandemic during the Tet holiday, an increase of VND136 billlion (US$6 million) over the same period last year.
National Assembly (NA) Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue on January 25 visited and extended Tet greetings to families credited with meritorious service to the country, frontline forces in the fight against Covid-19, needy people and workers in HCMC.
State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Party, State and HCMC leaders on January 23 offered 1,570 Tet gifts to healthcare professionals and frontline forces who have actively participated in the fight against Covid—19, children orphaned by the pandemic and workers in Thu Duc City.
Secretary of the HCMC Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen on January 23 led a delegation of the city’s officials to extend Tet greetings to families credited with meritorious service to the country, needy people and laborers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in Dong Nai Province.
The People’s Committee of HCMC plans to spend more than VND901 billion (US$39.7 million) to offer Tet gifts to healthcare workers, individuals and families credited with meritorious service to the country, needy households and businesses who made outstanding contributions to the city’s fight against Covid-19 pandemic.
This morning, Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Mr. Le Minh Tan said that a massive delegation of leaders of Ho Chi Minh City and districts, Thu Duc city will visit 85 families of officials, civil servants, frontline forces and volunteers who died from Covid-19 in the fight against the pandemic during Tet holiday.
Under the city’s third financial support package, the wards of District 3, District 11, districts of Nha Be, Can Gio, Go Vap, Tan Binh, Binh Thanh, Phu Nhuan and Thu Duc City yesterday simultaneously sent the relief to Covid-19 hit people with difficult circumstances.
Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Mr. Le Minh Tan this morning said that HCMC will launch the third urgent financial package with the total funds over VND7,347 billion (US$323 million) to support more than 7.3 million needy people affected by Covid-19 in the city from September 22 to October 4.
Vietnamese Prime Minister (PM) Pham Minh Chinh required the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee to direct local authorities to urgently check and support needy people, even those who are ineligible for receiving the financial support as regulated to avoid the inequality.
Disadvantaged people affected by the pandemic in HCMC can registered with the HCMC Social Security Center for providing cash assistance or support bags of essential goods at this site: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSff47nZPa1nW7zR6q9HxYInw0VHgBnd7c8CFgLwi5UCVi2BQA/viewform
An agreement on providing one million meals for the poor people in difficulties during the Covid-19 pandemic has been signed between the HCMC Social Security Center and donators of the Vong Tay Viet and Sai Gon Thuong Nhau charity programs.
In these days, the whole city makes efforts to battle the pandemic that has become a growing complication. In addition, a rise in the number of blocked areas, medical quarantine places and Covid-19 control stations has been seen throughout the city. Many individuals, organizations and businesses in HCMC have joined hands with the municipal government to support people affected by the pandemic when the southern hub has currently implemented social distancing measures.
A delegation of Ho Chi Minh City officials led by Head of the Propaganda and Education Department of the City Party Committee, Phan Nguyen Nhu Khue on January 18 paid Tet visits to families that have been significantly affected by the pandemic.