HCMC to cover all funeral expenses for deceased Covid patients

Created 08 August 2021
  • PDF
Editor Choice
Share
(0 votes, average 0 out of 5)

All funeral services for people who die from Covid will be funded by the Ho Chi Minh City budget, an official said.

HCMC to cover all funeral expenses for deceased Covid patients

Financial aid per case, at VND17 million ($739), would be deducted from the city’s coffers, said Nguyen Toan Thang, director of the municipal Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

The amount is expected to cover transportation, cremation, and delivery of the ashes to the relatives of the deceased, he said, adding city authorities would conduct funeral services in the safest and most solemn way.

The municipal Department of Health will receive and transfer the aid to hospitals reporting Covid fatalities. Families of those who die at home can access the aid by delivering a death certificate of the deceased to local authorities.

Currently, all deseased Covid victims will be cremated at Binh Hung Hoa Cremation Center in Binh Tan District.

For around two months, the city has been the epicenter of the ongoing Covid-19 wave, with nearly 120,000 infections recorded since late April. City authorities said 2,509 Covid fatalities have been recorded in the city during the ongoing outbreak as of Saturday, out of the nation's nearly 3,215 deaths.

 

Source: VNE

Maybe You Also Interesting :

» Foreigners distressed as automatic visa extension stopped at short notice

Several foreigners stranded in Vietnam because of Covid-19 are distressed at Vietnam's sudden decision to stop automatic visa extension, requiring them to...

» Central Vietnam commune erects tents to quarantine Tet returnees

A commune in central Thanh Hoa Province has erected tents to quarantine those who returned to celebrate Tet.

» Vietnam receives 6.3 mln Covid vaccine doses from Europe

Germany, the U.K., Portugal and Luxembourg have handed over 6.27 million additional Covid-19 vaccine doses, increasing Vietnam's Covax facility receipt to over...