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COVID-19 vaccine fund established

Update: May, 27/2021 - 11:42

 

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. —Photo AFP/VNA

HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính has issued a resolution approving in principle the establishment of a COVID-19 vaccine fund.

After that, Deputy Prime Minister Lê Minh Khái signed a decision on the fund's establishment.

The fund will receive, manage, and use voluntary financial and vaccine donations and assistance from domestic and foreign organisations and individuals, along with other legal sources, for COVID-19 vaccine procurement and import, research and production in Việt Nam, and the provision of vaccines for the people.

Managed by the Ministry of Finance, the not-for-profit fund will use the mobilised capital resources in line with legal regulations, ensuring publicity, transparency and efficiency. It is subject to examination, inspection, and auditing by State agencies and to supervision by the Việt Nam Fatherland Front and the community.

It is assigned to work with the Fatherland Front and relevant agencies and organisations to mobilise donations and assistance for the purchase, import, research, production and use of the vaccines in line with regulations. — VNS

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