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PM welcomes youth union’s “one million welfare bags” programme

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has hailed the Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU)’s organisation of a programme to present one million welfare bags to localities currently under social distancing to contribute to the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

Chinh urged the HCYU to coordinate with the Ministry of Health to provide testing and vaccination against Covid-19 for volunteers working for the programme.

PM, youth union, one million welfare bags, Covid-19 pandemic, social distancing, testing and vaccination, disadvantaged circumstances

One million "welfare bags" will be distributed to needy people until the pandemic is brought under control.

The HCYU held a ceremony to launch the “One million welfare bags” programme on August 31, during which the union received 94,000 "welfare bags" and "welfare medicine bags" worth VND23.3 billion (US$1 million) in total donated by businesses, organisations and individuals.

The Secretariat of the HCYU Central Committee handed over 20,000 "welfare bags" worth VND5 billion to disadvantaged people in Ho Chi Minh City, which is the current largest pandemic hotspot. Another 61,400 "welfare bags" worth VND15.35 billion were presented to needy people in southern Dong Nai province.

On the occasion, the programme debuted its portal www.trieutuiansinh.doanthanhnien.vn, making it easier for organisations and individuals to make donations.

The programme has been carried out since August 20 in cities and provinces applying social distancing measures to support people in disadvantaged circumstances.

Accordingly, 1 million "welfare bags" will be distributed to residents until the pandemic is pushed back. Each bag includes food such as rice, cooking oil, eggs, dried fish, canned meat and vegetables worth VND250,000 which is enough for one week.

Meanwhile, the "welfare medicine bag" worth VND150,000 contains basic medicines for Covid-19 prevention and control as guided by the Health Ministry.

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Source: NDO/VNA

PM, youth union, one million welfare bags, Covid-19 pandemic, social distancing, testing and vaccination, disadvantaged circumstances
 
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