Hong Kong – Home Affairs Department launches Home Support Supplies Delivery Service (with photos)

Home Affairs Department launches Home Support Supplies Delivery Service (with photos)

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     The Home Affairs Department (HAD) launched the Home Support Supplies Delivery Service on March 12 to provide home delivery service for persons pending admission to hospitals or community isolation facilities (hereinafter as “persons pending admission”) who need to stay at home, but cannot make their own arrangements for daily necessities and food.



     At present, if home environment allows, persons pending admission should stay at home and make their own arrangements for basic daily necessities and food as far as possible, such as by friends and relatives or ordering online/through telephone.  If they cannot make their own arrangements for daily necessities on their own, they can seek assistance by calling HAD’s hotline 1833 019. The HAD will refer these cases to the Social Welfare Department for follow-up.



     In order to streamline the procedures for the delivery of basic daily necessities and food to persons pending admission, the HAD will gradually launch the Home Support Supplies Delivery Service starting from March 12, through expansion of the supplies delivery teams, by engaging district organisations, delivery service contractors, teams formed by civil servants, and volunteer teams among others, with a view to expediting the delivery of basic necessities and food to those in need.  



     The HAD civil service team delivered basic necessities and food to the persons pending admission in Wong Tai Sin, Yau Tsim Mong, Kowloon City and the Southern Districts on March 12. The HAD Team leader said, “The HAD started the Home Delivery Service today. It is very meaningful to participate in providing this service. We hope to be able to help more people in need.”



     The HAD reminded persons pending admission should, as far as possible, make their own arrangements for basic daily necessities and food by their relatives and friends or ordering online/through telephone.  The HAD will assess and provide help to the persons pending admission according to their actual needs. The HAD appeals for the full support of members of the public such that persons who have genuine needs will receive support as soon as possible.

Canada – Global Affairs Canada temporarily withdraws non-essential personnel from Canadian embassy to Ukraine

Canada has made the decision to temporarily withdraw non-essential Canadian employees and remaining dependants from the Canadian embassy in Ukraine.

January 30, 2022 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada

Global Affairs Canada today issued the following statement:

“Canada has made the decision to temporarily withdraw non-essential Canadian employees and remaining dependants from the Canadian embassy in Ukraine.

“As announced earlier this week, Canada will be reinforcing the team at the Canadian Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, with officials with expertise in areas such as security sector reform, conflict management, democratic reform, consular services and diplomacy. Together, they will increase our diplomatic capacity and allow us to continue to assess and respond to the evolving situation in support of Ukraine.

“As we continue to closely monitor the situation, our highest priority remains the safety and security of Canadians. Our officials stand ready to provide consular assistance to Canadian citizens, as required.

“The Embassy of Canada to Ukraine remains open. Canadians in need of assistance can contact the embassy by telephone at 380 (44) 590 3100 or by email at KYIV-Consular@international.gc.ca.

“The Emergency Watch and Response Centre (EWRC) provides 24/7 emergency consular assistance. Canadians who need help can reach the EWRC by:

telephone at +1 613 996 8885
email at sos@international.gc.ca
SMS at +1 613 686 3658”

Hong Kong – Secretary for Home Affairs expresses sorrow over passing of Mr Cheung Yan-lung

Secretary for Home Affairs expresses sorrow over passing of Mr Cheung Yan-lung

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     The Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Caspar Tsui, today (September 21) expressed sorrow over the passing of former Chairman of the Heung Yee Kuk Mr Cheung Yan-lung.
 
     “Mr Cheung played an important role in bridging the communication between the Government and the residents of the New Territories over the past years. He spared no efforts in promoting rural affairs and district administration in the New Territories and worked for the well-being of the Government as well as the welfare of the residents of the New Territories. We thanked him for his outstanding contribution.
 
     “I extend my deepest condolences to Mr Cheung’s family,” Mr Tsui said.

Tribal Affairs Minister , Shri Arjun Munda to remain on a two-day visit to Assam from tomorrow

The Minister of Tribal Affairs , Shri Arjun Munda will remain on a  2-day visit to the State of Assamfrom tomorrow. During the course of the visit, the Tribal Affairs Minister will review the progress of  implementation of the MFP, VDVK and TRIFOOD programmes which have been put in place for the empowerment of the tribals in the state and region. He will be accompanied by Shri Pravir Krishna, Managing Director, TRIFED and senior officials of TRIFED.

During the two day visit, Shri Munda will hold meetings with Governor of Assam , Shri JagdishMukhi ; Chief Minister of Assam Shri HimantaBiswaSarma; the Tribal Affairs Minister of Assam, Chief Secretary and Principal Secretary and other prominent State officials in Guwahati. Among the many activities planned are two workshops/ conferences – the Voice of North East Janajatiya Leader Conference on the first day and a Van Dhan Workshop conducted in IIE on the second day. Also planned in his itinerary is the visit to  VDVKC in Katakipara, Lokhara Guwahati.

The purpose of the two day visit by the Minister is to review and assess the ground level implementation, challenges and progress of these tribal development schemes. The ultimate aim of these programmes, implemented by TRIFED across the country is to bring about a complete transformation of tribal lives and livelihoods across the country and progress towards an Atmanirbhar Bharat.

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Tribal Affairs Ministry and AIIMS organized workshop for NGOs for mission of Sahi Poshan-Desh Roshan as part of POSHAN MAAH

Key Highlights:

  •  The purpose of the workshop was to closely associate NGOs working with Ministry of Tribal Affairs in area of tribal health.
  • The need for proper nutrition during pregnancy, lactating mothers and beyond was highlighted during the workshop.
  • A chart showing age-wise nutrition needs was also shared with the participating NGOs by them.

    A workshop for Non-Governmental Organizations on Nutrition and Health was organized by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs on 09th September, 2021, as part of its POSHAN MAAH activities. The purpose of the workshop was to closely associate NGOs working with Ministry of Tribal Affairs in the mission of Sahi Poshan-.Desh Roshan.The workshop was attended by more than 70 NGOs who are working in the health sector in tribal areas.

  

Ms. Anuja Agarwala, Senior Dietician, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi explained the need for proper nutrition during pregnancy, for lactating mothers and beyond.

 

    Ms. Richa Jaiswal, Senior Dietician, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi gave detailed information on optimal nutrition for Heart Health and beyond. A chart showing age-wise nutrition needs was also shared with the participating NGOs by them.

The workshop was organized by Tribal Health Cell under Ministry of Tribal Affairs.  Dr Navaljit kapoor, Jt Secy, Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Ms Vinita Srivastava, Advisor tribal health explained the importance of nutrition and various activities undertaken by Ministry for improving health and wellness of tribal population. 

Ministry of Tribal Affairs is working with more than 350 Non-Governmental  Organisations (NGOs) who have roots in difficult geographies like LWE, hilly, remote and border areas.  It is important to associate such organizations as they have capacity to cater comparatively service deficient areas where direct outreach of Government services through its institutional mechanism is not adequate:  They also have understanding of the local context in terms of barriers and facilitators. Tribal women have higher IMR and MMR mainly because of their poor nutritional status and tribal children have higher incidence of anemia, stunting and wasting. For ensuring effective implementation of nutrition strategies, it is important to understand tribal culture, practices and traditional indigenous knowledge systems while designing and provisioning context-specific services to tribal women and children for improving their health condition.

Ministry has planned many such activities jointly with MoWCD for the Poshan Maah.

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