Quang Ninh takes numerous policies to support people with disabilities

Authorities of the northern province of Quang Ninh have implemented a series of policies to support and improve the lives of people with disabilities, and ensure social security in the locality.

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Typically, there is a policy to cover the cost of orthopedic surgery and vocational rehabilitation for local people with motor disabilities. Local disabled people are supported with all costs of orthopedic surgery and orthopedic equipment.

Since 2013, more than 1,924 people with motor disabilities have received health screening, while 238 others have had orthopedic surgery and been equipped with orthopedic equipment with a total value of 3.2 billion VND.

The locality has approved a project to support inclusive education for children with disabilities and autism in educational institutions. Local students with disabilities have been exempted from fees and enjoy local policies.

In the 2020 – 2021 academic year, the number of children with disabilities who can participate in inclusive education programmes at educational establishments reached at least 70 percent.

To encourage people with disabilities to join vocational training programmes, the province approved a list of 45 occupations and occupational groups for primary level training, training costs and support levels for each occupation with special regulations on training costs and vocational training support levels for people with disabilities.

The locality allocates a budget of 10-15 billion VND every year to support vocational training for disabled people.

So far, as many as 844 people with disabilities who have the ability to work have been provided with vocational training. Fourteen production and business establishments have been set up with at least 30 percent of their total employee being disabled people. Enterprises employing people with disabilities have been supported with capital from the provincial fund for people with disabilities.

Lanh The Vinh, chairman of the provincial sponsoring association for people with disabilities and orphans, said the locality has always paid special attention to disabled people with specific and practical policies, thus giving them equal opportunities to promote their capacity and contribute to society.

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