VSS Donates VND2 Bln to Support Fight against COVID-19

9:24:35 AM | 3/6/2021

On May 27, at the virtual launching ceremony of the nationwide donation campaign for COVID-19 prevention by the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front, after the announcement of State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, General Director of Vietnam Social Security (VSS) Nguyen The Manh, on behalf of all civil servants and employees of Vietnam's social security, donated VND2 billion to support the fight against COVID-19.

This is the voluntary contribution of all civil servants of Vietnam's social security industry, demonstrating the spirit of solidarity and sense of responsibility with the desire to contribute efforts, join hands with the Party and State in the fight against the pandemic, ensuring social security, life safety and people's health.

In the face of the complicated and prolonged COVID-19 pandemic situation, in addition to ensuring the full implementation of benefits for participants of social security, health insurance and unemployment insurance, Vietnam Social Security always closely monitors the situation of COVID-19 prevention to promptly make proposals to facilitate maximum support for participants in enjoying social insurance, health insurance and unemployment insurance policies. As soon as the 4th wave of the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, Vietnam Social Security promptly urged provincial social insurance departments to proactively coordinate with relevant units to best ensure health care benefits for health insurance holders; pay pensions and social insurance benefits for May-June 2021 in the same payment period to beneficiaries. Vietnam Social Security proposed that the Ministry of Health agree on the use of the health insurance card image on the "VssID - Digital Social Insurance" application in health care and health insurance nationwide, from June 1, 2021, and integrated supplementing public services of the sector (re-issuance of social insurance books / health insurance cards; relocation of pensions; registration of transaction accounts for children) on VssID application to help people conduct online transactions, restrict travel and interaction in transactions; thereby contributing to the whole political system to actively fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Particularly in 2020, Vietnam Social Security adopted flexible solutions such as coordinating with the Department of Health and medical facilities in the area to create the most favorable conditions for patients with health insurance cards to receive timely medical treatment; supporting the temporary suspension of social insurance contributions to the retirement and survivorship fund for businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic; and implementing unemployment insurance for employees who are unemployed due to the pandemic. Also in 2020, Vietnam Social Security also donated VND2 billion to support the "COVID-19 pandemic prevention fund" through the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front. This activity contributed to deepening the tradition of mutual love and affection of all civil servants in Vietnam's social insurance industry for people throughout the country to overcome difficulties and the pandemic together.

By Huong Thom, Vietnam Business Forum