The Municipal People’s Committee received Official Letter 4410/LĐTBXH-TE dated October 19, 2017 of Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs on increasing prevention of child drowning in the rain season. Accordingly, People’s Committees of cities and provinces are requested to perform the following tasks:
- Give direction and implement the Program on Preventing, Controlling Child Drowning and Injuries in the 2016 - 2020 period and Directive 17/CT-TTg dated May 16, 2016 of the Prime Minister on increasing leadership, prevent and control injuries and drowning of children and students; increase popularization, and give warning of drowning risks, especially during the rain, storm and flood time;
- Direct the governments at all levels to review, detect risks of drowning in the season of rain, storm and flood, such as deep holes, drainage systems in construction works and traffic works, rivers, ponds and lakes, thus having timely measures to protect the children; direct authorities to check and severely punish the organizations, agencies and individuals that fail to meet safety requirement, cause danger for children or cause children’s death; ensure a safe environment, and child prevent injuries;
- Direct agencies at all levels to encourage families whose children are dead due to injuries or drowning.
In response to the document, Vice Chairman of the Municipal People’s Committee Ngo Van Quy requests the Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs in coordination with People’s Committees of districts, towns and relevant agencies to implement instruction of the Ministry and documents of the Municipal People’s Committee according to the law.