|Healthcare provision for the elderly in a social assistance facility in Lang Son province__Photo: VNA|
By 2030, at least 90 percent of people with extremely difficult socio-economic conditions and without caregivers will be given consultation and assistance and managed by social assistance facilities.
Such target is provided in Decision 966/QD-TTg signed by Deputy Minister Tran Hong Ha on August 17 to approve a master plan for the development of social assistance facilities for the 2021-30 period, with a vision toward 2050.
Under the plan, the country will have at least 725 social service facilities by 2030, including at least 90 establishments taking care of the elderly; at least 94 providing care and rehabilitation for people with mental disorders; at least 130 drug rehabilitation centers; at least 130 establishments taking care of children with special circumstances; at least 117 for people with disabilities and at least 164 general social protection establishments and social work centers.
The number of people with extremely difficult circumstances receiving care at social assistance facilities will be raised to 65,000 by 2030, including at least 10,000 elderly people.
The master plan will ensure sufficient provision of social assistance services to all people who are at drug rehabilitation centers, which is expected to reach 86,000 by 2030. Ninety percent of drug addicts on official management records can access counseling and drug addiction treatment, as well as assistance to integrate into the community.
The infrastructure of social assistance facilities will be upgraded or built to meet standards and criteria as provided by law. The contingent of social assistance workers will be developed in terms of number and professional qualifications in line with regulations on social assistance and internal requirements of such facilities.- (VLLF)