The military business also spent VND 2 billion assisting its employees and their relatives who were infected with SARS-CoV-2.

Viettel spends tens of billions VND supporting pandemic-affected workers.

In particular, Viettel paid its officials and employees a part of their salary and insurance during their work suspension. Those who were infected with the COVID-19 were also paid and received sickness cash as regulated.

In addition, Viettel carried out a policy to support employees and their relatives who were infected with SARS-CoV-2. In particular, the company covered part of the cost of medical treatment, mechanical ventilation and artificial heart-lung treatment (ECMO). So far around 600 infected people have been benefited from the policy.

According to Viettel’s statistics, in August, there were around 6,964 workers having their work suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Of the total, 5,581 workers (accounting for more than 80%) came from the Viettel Post Joint Stock Corporation (Viettel Post). Amid the complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, the operation of its subsidiaries, including Viettel Trade and Import-Export Company, M1 Communications Ltd. Company and Viettel Telecommunications Corporation (Viettel Telecoms) and its branches in provinces and cities have been strongly affected.

Vu Thi Mai, Head of Viettel’s Personnel Department, said that with the strategy of workforce-centered development, Viettel’s policies aim to encourage its personnel and their families to overcome difficulties to make more contributions to the company.

Apart from providing financial support to its workers, the military business has conducted various healthcare activities for them and their relatives. In 2020, Viettel spent VND 60 billion providing free health checkup to around 42,000 workers.

In addition, the company also supported its personnel to buy health insurance for their relatives at preferential price.

Translated by Tran Hoai