Effort to support businesses, medical facilities and people affected by COVID-19 (21:39 01/08/2021)
Speaking a the meeting, Hanoi deputy mayor Chu Xuan Dung highlighted the important role of the social insurance and health insurance policies in the social security system.
Over the past years, the city has directed its Social Insurance to effectively carry out the policies in the area, he added.
According to him, despite the impacts of the epidemic, the number of enrollment in social insurance, health insurance and unemployment insurance increased compared to the same period.
In particular, the number of insured people expanded by 58,000 compared to last year. Hanoi's coverage of health insurance reached 90.4% of the population.
The Hanoi Social Insurance has paid monthly pensions and social insurance subsidies for 587,850 people in safe and timely manner. More than 4.8 million people have enjoyed health care benefits. Notably, the city’s Social Insurance has enhanced administrative reforms and timely settle social insurance benefits in line with the law.
The social insurance sector has closely coordinated with the authorities of labor, war invalid and social affairs; and health to guarantee rights for social insurance and health insurance beneficiaries, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The deputy mayor ordered the Hanoi Social Insurance to continue innovating its working method and strengthen administrative reform to create the best conditions for local residents.
He also suggested that the VSS delegation should pay special attention and help the city in removing difficulties to ensure social security.
Concluding the session, VSS General Director Nguyen The Manh praised the municipal administration for the effort in realizing the Government’s directions as well as supporting businessmen and employees affected by the pandemic.
He requested all Party organizations, authorities, departments and branches to join hands in implementing social insurance and health insurance policies.
Hanoi should cooperate with the VSS to deal with concerned issues so as to create favorable conditions for the insured people, he suggested, urging the municipal authorities to direct the comprehensive realization of the Central’s instructions on social insurance and health insurance.
Manh also asked the city to enhance inspection and strictly handle violation of insurance policy to ensure the rights of employees.