ULAN-UDE, June 2. / TASS /. Families in Buryatia with adolescents aged 16-17 began receiving food packages - assistance organized by the regional authorities. The support measure will affect more than 23.4 thousand children, the press service of the republican ministry of social protection of the population said on Tuesday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier announced the expansion of social support measures for the population in the context of the spread of coronavirus infection. In particular, from June 1, a one-time payment of 10 thousand rubles for each child from three years to the age of 16 began. On May 13, the head of Buryatia, Aleksey Tsydenov, instructed to organize the distribution of food packages to families that "dropped out" at the federal level, where there are children of 16 and 17 years old.
“The delivery of food packages to families raising minor children over the age of 16 has begun. To be more precise, these are children born before May 11, 2004, and who, as of May 31, 2020, were not 18 years old. There are 23,440 such minors in the republic. more than 26 million rubles have been allocated for the purchase of this number of kits from the Contingency Fund, "the ministry said, adding that the issue will last until June 15.
Food packages are provided to families regardless of income level. The rations consist of essential food products, include about 15 items, including vegetable oil, milk, pasta, several types of cereals, sweets, tea. "More than 1,000 specialists from local self-government bodies of rural settlements and municipal districts of the republic, departments of social protection of the population and volunteers were involved in organizing the prompt delivery of food packages to recipients," the press service added.
Earlier in Buryatia, in addition to federal payments, support from the regional budget - food packages worth more than 1.1 thousand rubles - was received by parents raising their children alone. More than 9 thousand such families received food products, where more than 12 thousand minors are being brought up. In addition, families in the republic received food packages, and their children are entitled to free school meals.
In Buryatia, 1,587 laboratory-confirmed cases of coronavirus infection have been registered, of which 861 are in the city of Ulan-Ude. Earlier, 905 people completed their treatment and were discharged from hospitals, 10 people died. Now 498 patients are being treated in hospitals, 174 patients are on outpatient treatment.