|Illustrative photo. Representatives from the fund for Agent Orange/Dioxin victims of the Vietnam News Agency donate a house to an Agent Orange/Dioxin victim. — VNA/VNS Photo Đình Huệ|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Some 7,300 houses will be built and rebuilt in Hà Nội from now until July 27 for people with recognised contribution to the nation.
This was stated by Nguyễn Quốc Khánh, deputy director of the city’s Department of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs on Wednesday.
It is part of a series of welfare plans for people with recognised contribution to the nation on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Day for Martyrs and Wounded Soldiers, he said.
The city has mobilised some VNĐ104 billion (US$4.6 million) of social capital and allocated parts of its own budget to localities in advance to complete the programme on schedule, he added.
Over the past few years, the city has taken the lead in the country’s implementation of preferential policies for people with recognised contribution to the nation and developed its own specific, innovative policies. Among them is the public health nursing work for national contributors, which has been running for more than 20 years.
The city is now providing monthly subsidies for former youth volunteers who live alone and are no longer capable of working, imprisoned revolutionary activists and participants of the resistance wars, instead of the previous one-time subsidy policy.
A care centre for victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin was put into operation last year in the city. It is equipped to detoxify an average of 500 patients per year and provide regular care for 150 patients who are not capable of taking care of themselves. — VNS