According to Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Deputy Chairman Vo Van Hoan, several criteria for the aid package for people in need due to Covid-19 made it difficult for local governments to implement them.
The information was conveyed by Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Deputy Chairman Vo Van Hoan at a meeting with District 1, Phu Nhuan on November 2, in the plan that the city will hold a payment inspection. support pack for people who are facing difficulties because of the epidemic in the district. In addition to these two places, in the coming days, Mr. Hoan will also check in the 3, 6, 10, 11, Tan Phu districts.
According to Pak Hoan, the second package is based on household criteria. However, there were households with only one person, some households with 3 people, but all of them received 1.5 million VND, making one wonder. Not to mention, in the first stage, the government provided 1.2 million VND cash assistance, 300,000 VND gift bags, then switching to paying everything in cash also made people uncomfortable with grassroots officials.
In the third package, the “very difficult person” criteria provided by the government are rather general, difficult to measure, making it difficult for environmental heads to list. This leads to a situation when the locality removes an unsuitable person from the support list, people think that the cadre has done something wrong, so they complain.
Working closely with these two regions, the Deputy Chairperson of the City People’s Committee said that some areas faced a lot of pressure because people thought everyone could receive package 3. There were cases they thought they missed, so they called a lot of people. People flocked to the village head’s house to suppress, with lots of obscenities.
“The implementation process may be wrong by the government, but the community must not allow the community’s frustration to be used to disrupt security and order,” Hoan said, and suggested that the regions should by all means resolve it definitively. If the criteria are not met, the government is determined not to spend, otherwise the spending must be returned. However, if there are omissions, the regions need to make additional lists.
According to the city’s Vice President, Ho Chi Minh City has deployed 3 very large-scale support packages in a short period of time, creating pressure for local. “We’re doing things we’ve never done before. There’s a shortage of human resources, and we can do a lot at the same time amid the complex and unpredictable development of the epidemic,” said Mr. Hoan.
On the first day of inspection, Mr Hoan greatly appreciated District 1, Phu Nhuan for proactively establishing a review board, prioritizing residents, poor and unemployed household members… Amid social distancing. It’s been too long, people in need are increasing, District 1 has made a “roll”, that is, reviewing the place to assess and issue a decision to spend there, not letting people wait long.
According to the plan, in addition to the monitoring team led by the Deputy Chairman of the Municipal People’s Committee, Ho Chi Minh City will also organize two inspection teams to check support payments in all districts. A review is expected on 13/11.
In the fourth wave of the epidemic, in addition to the 26,000 billion VND package distributed nationwide, Ho Chi Minh City implemented 3 more support packages to help disadvantaged people with a total budget of 26,000 billion VND. 14,400 billion VND. Until now, the packages have basically been paid for, especially in District 12, Binh Tan and Binh Chanh, many people need help, so the 3rd aid package was extended to 11/7.