Homeless people in HCMC receive medical care and are vaccinated against Covid-19 before entering the HCMC Social Support Center

HCMC takes good care of homeless people during Covid-19 pandemic

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Labors, War Invalids and Social Affairs reported yesterday that HCMC Social Support Center, sited in Binh Thanh District, has welcomed over 1,000 homeless individuals since August 23. It has also received 330 drug addicts without stable residence. All of them received proper medical care during the Covid-19 pandemic.

HCMC to promptly manage, care for beggars, vagrants, homeless people

HCMC to promptly manage, care for beggars, vagrants, homeless people

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee last night urged the Department of Health, Department of Public Security, HCMC High Command, Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs and heads of the People’s Committee of 21 districts and Thu Duc City to promptly concentrate on management and health care for the beggars, vagrants and homeless people in the city.
Beggars and the homeless on HCM City's main streets often fabricate stories about their personal circumstances. (Photo courtesy of sggp.org.vn)

HCM City aims to eliminate homelessness, begging on streets

Though HCM City has tried to take care of beggars and the homeless for years, many people continue to beg for money, saying they have had goods or cash stolen, or need to find their lost relatives, among other explanations.