MoSWRR discusses providing cash assistance for persons with disabilities

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Officials from the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement discuss providing cash assistance for PWDs via videoconference on 13 September 2020.   Photo: MNA

The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement (MoSWRR) organized a virtual ceremony to discuss providing cash assistance for persons with disabilities (PWDs) under COVID-19 Economic Relief Plan (CERP) yesterday.
Speaking at the online meeting, Director-General of Social Welfare Department Dr San San Aye suggested setting up of hotline phone numbers for PWDs so that they can contact for CERP cash assistance.
She said that Social Welfare Department has negotiated with Rehabilitation Department by sending the lists of those who have not yet received get cash assistance and that providing cash assistance for PWDs would be effective if cooperated by Myanmar Physically Handicapped Association (MPHA).
Rehabilitation Department’s Director-General U Win Naing Tun said the meeting was organized to discuss providing cash assistance for PWDs by effectively cooperating between Social Welfare Departments in regions and states including Nay Pyi Taw Council Area and Myanmar Physically Handicapped Association (MPHA).
He added that the department has been conducting COVID-19 awareness programmes for PWDs and provided cash assistance to 658 visually impaired persons from 13 private schools.
The department was providing cash assistance for PWDs from poor households, quarantined at home, undergoing facility quarantine and infected with COVID-19 in cooperation with COVID-19 Emergency Response Committee for Persons with Disabilities, he said.
He continued that the department was distributing cash assistance of K30,000 to each of 200,000 PWDs.
Heads of social welfare departments in regions and states and MPHA officials discussed the progress of providing cash assistance, ongoing requirements, difficulties during COVID-19 and ongoing cooperation. —MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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