|Children play at Linh Xuan Children Welfare Centre. The Labour, Invalid and Social Affairs Ministry has suggested that localities should install equipment to monitor the care being provided in social welfare centres. — Photo vnexpress.net
HA NOI (VNS) — The Labour, Invalid and Social Affairs Ministry has suggested that localities should install equipment to monitor the care being provided in social welfare centres.
The suggestion followed an inspection by the HCM City's Labour, Invalid and Social Affairs Department on Tuesday, regarding reports that caregivers at the Linh Xuan Children Welfare Centre hit HIV-positive children and used slippers to force them eat.
The ministry reported the incidents at this centre to the government and proposed several solutions to rectify the operations of social welfare centres across the country.
The ministry also proposed that the government should direct the Peoples' Committees in cities and provinces to strengthen inspection centres for monitoring the care provided to disadvantaged people, and promulgate ethical standards for caregivers at social welfare centres.
In addition, the ministry has asked the labour sector in localities to review the work quality of caregivers at care centres, and to organise courses to help them have better skills in caring for disadvantaged people.
HCM City authorities on Tuesday suspended the director of the Linh Xuan Children Welfare Centre.
Five caregivers involved in the reported abuse were also suspended. — VNS