Officials from the Department of Social Welfare and the Township General Administration Department disbursed social pension to senior citizens above 85 years of age directly at their homes in Maungtaw Township yesterday.
A total of 12 recipients, including two elderly residents in Kyi Kan Pyin village-tract, eight in Lay Mine ward, and two in Myo Thu Gyi village-tract, received a stipend of Ks30,000 each.
The Department of Social Welfare provides a stipend to elderly citizens once every three months. The department will continue disbursing stipends to elderly citizens in the rest of the township’s villages, said U Aung Kyaw Sein, the department’s focal point in Maungtaw.
He said the department gave K500,000 to the family of a man in Thit Tone Nar Kwa Village of Maungtaw Township who was killed while he was out driving cattle in September last year.
On 4 January, the Department of Social Welfare, the Department of Public Health, and the General Administration Department provided vaccinations, public health education, and K45,000 each to 128 mothers with children under 2 years of age in Maungtaw Township. The departments provided these services to 62 mothers in Indin Village, 26 women in Kyauk Pandu Village, and 40 mothers in U Daung Village.
The Department of Social Welfare, operating under the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief, and Resettlement, has provided monetary support to mothers with children under 2 years of age in Rakhine State, Kachin State, and Naga Self-Administered Zone. This is part of the department’s eight-point plan to support mothers so they can live with dignity from pregnancy to old age.
—Mawsi, Ko Min (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)