Action month to protect kids from accidents launched

At a press brief yesterday, the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs launched action month for kids 2016 themed “For safe life and protection of accidents for kids”.

The Ministry quoted the Ministry of Health’s figures of kids suffering accidents during summer vacation.

As per the Ministry of Health’s statistic, around 580 kids have accidents a day including traffic accident, drown, electricity shock, burning. That also means hundreds of families experienced the heart-breaking loss. Many children suffer disabilities after accidents.

Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Deputy Minister Dao Hong Lan affirmed the revelant agencies do best efforts to prevent accidents for kids but the rate of children suffering accidents in the Southeast Asian country is still high compared with other Asian countries and 8 times higher than developed nations.

Accordingly the theme of the year action month will focus on protecting children from injuries.
The launching ceremony was held on May 25 in the northern province of Quang NInh’s Ha Long Town and other provinces from now till June 1.

By Van Phuc – translated by Anh Quan

Other news