COVID-19 committee honours volunteers, CSOs in Yangon, Ayeyawady

27 6 2020 MSWRR News 0
Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye presents certificates of honour for volunteers and CSOs to Yangon Region’s social affairs minister at the Damayanthi Mogok Vipassana Yeiktha’s quarantine centre in Yangon on 27 June 2020.  Photo: MNA

The National-Level Central Committee for Prevention, Control and Treatment on COVID-19 presented certificates of honour, badges, face masks and hand sanitizers to the volunteers and civil society organizations (CSOs) that are fighting against COVID-19 pandemic in Yangon and Ayeyawady regions yesterday. The central committee’s secretary and Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye was accompanied by Yangon Region’s social welfare minister, director-general of social welfare department, and officials from Yangon Region’s public health and medical services department and general administration department at the Yangon Region’s honouring ceremony. The Union Minster and party went to the Damayanthi Mogok Vipassana Yeiktha’s quarantine centre in Yangon, made offertories to Sayadaw Bhadanta Sunanda, and viewed the preparation of foods for the persons who are being quarantined at the centre.
He gave certificates of honour for volunteers and civil service organizations to the Yangon Region’s social affairs minister, and presented badges, face masks and hand sanitizers to the volunteers’ representatives. He handed over a total of K 4.38 million, K 30,000 per one, for 65 pregnant women, 26 children under five-year-old, and 54 elderly persons, to Deputy Director-General of Yangon Region’s Public Health and Medical Services Department.
In the afternoon, the Union Minister accompanied by Ayeyawady Region’s Chief Minister U Hla Moe Aung, social affairs minister, director-general of social welfare department, and officials from the region’s public health and medical services department and general administration department, went to the quarantine centres of Pathein Education College and Pathein University. At the quarantine centres, the Union Minster expressed thanks to those who participate in the processes of fighting against COVID-19. He gave certificates of honour for volunteers and civil service organizations to the Ayeyawady Region’s Chief Minister, and presented badges, face masks and hand sanitizers to the volunteers’ representatives. The ministry also provided a total of K 5.7 million, K 30,000 per one, for 79 pregnant women, 74 children under five-year-old, 33 elderly persons, and four persons with disabilities, which are handed over to an official from Ayeywady Region’s public health and medical services department at the ceremony. Yesterday’s ceremonies presented certificates of honour to 4, 657 volunteers and 224 CSOs in Yangon Region, and 9, 936 volunteers and 177 CSOs in Ayeyawady Region. If there are volunteers and philanthropic organizations that were not included in this batch, the committee will arrange additional certificates for them, according to the committee. The honouring ceremonies in Yangon and Ayeyawady regions were held in accordance with the health guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Sports.—MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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