Vietnam: Allowance for students and volunteers participating in the fight against Covid-19

In ​Resolution 58/NQ-CP dated June 8, 2021, the Government of Vietnam agreed to apply the allowance regime for volunteers participating in the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic.

Vietnam: Allowance for students and volunteers participating in the fight against Covid-19 (Illustration)

Specifically, the benefit during the time of volunteering to participate in the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic for students, students of universities and colleges, students of intermediate training schools in the health sector, people with Unpaid medical professions from the budget are implemented as follows:

- Anti-pandemic allowances

+ The anti-pandemic allowance of VND 300,000/person/day is applicable to:

  • Those who supervise, investigate and verify the pandemic situation.
  • Those who, in person, examine, diagnose and treat people suffering from COVID-19 or suspected of having COVID-19 in quarantine areas of the health facilities.
  • Those who take, pool, split samples, those who do the SARS-CoV-2 tests in person at health facilities.
  • Those who clean, disinfect, and kill pathogens in the treatment areas for people with COVID-19.

+ The anti-pandemic allowance of VND 200,000/person/day is applicable to:

  • Those who transport patients and medical specimens; preserve the patient's corpse; wash fabrics and doctor's and patient's clothes; collect chemical bottles, jars and boxes; protect quarantine and treatment areas; clean, disinfect and kill pathogens in quarantine areas at health facilities.
  • Those in charge of epidemiological and medical surveillance at home-based quarantine and quarantine at health facility as designated by regulatory agencies.
  •  People who are in charge of washing tools and preparing culture medium at health facilities for the SASR-CoV-2 laboratories.

- Regarding the support for meals and living expenses during the time of having to stay at the volunteer place:

To be entitled to 120,000 VND/person/day, including 80,000 VND for meals and 40,000 VND for living expenses (according to the level specified at Point b, Clause 5, Article 1 of Resolution 16/NQ-CP dated February 8th/ 2021).

- Number of days to enjoy: calculated according to the actual number of days of participating in anti-epidemic as assigned by competent authorities, including holidays, holidays and Tet.

- About the time of application: From January 1, 2021.

- Regarding funding sources: from the central budget reserve.

Previously, in Clause 6, Article 2 of Resolution 16/NQ-CP stipulating the allowance for volunteers participating in the fight against the epidemic during the Covid-19 epidemic as follows:

- The rate is 130,000 VND/person/day for collaborators and volunteers directly or jointly participating in anti-pandemic activities.

- The rate is 80,000 VND/person/day for collaborators and volunteers directly disseminating and mobilizing the people, distributing leaflets or participating in drills.

Bao Ngoc


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