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12/31/2018 4:51:04 PM

1.3 million receive regular social allowances

​In the year 2018, the Party and State have been paying vast attention to improving the well-being of vulnerable groups across the nation.

Rice support is provided for disadvantaged people in Thuan Nam district, the south central province of Ninh Thuan.

According to statistics of the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, 1.3 million people nationwide received regular social allowances and 11.8 million others were entitled to health insurance in the year.

Meanwhile, more than 59,500 national national contributors and their family members received education and training support. This year, the country also has found 1,772 sets of fallen soldiers' remains and identified 161 cases which lacked of information.

In 2018, monthly social allowances and health insurance cards were offered to over 2.8 million people, including 42,434 orphans, over 1.6 million elderly, over 1 million disabled, and nearly 4,400 HIV/AIDS infected people.

The rate of poor households nationwide was reduced by 5.35 percent (down 1.35 percent compared to the previous year) thanks to localities’ attention to poverty reduction, support policies on health care, education, credit, agriculture and forestry expansion.

In terms of emergency subsidies, the Prime Minister has decided to provide 701,445 tons of rice to 4,417 needy households in Bac Kan, Binh Dinh and Lai Chau, along with the nearly 12 million tons on occasion of the traditional Lunar New Year for 796,425 needy people across 18 provinces./.

  ( VNF )
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