Liu Zhiping (left), chairman of Taiwan Love Sprouts Welfare Association, personally donated 500,000 yuan to help low-income households in Hsinchu County, rare diseases, major injuries, or special treatment cases identified by the Social Bureau to fully subsidize vaccine costs, and was awarded by the Hsinchu County Government Director of Health Yin Dongcheng (middle) affirmed, and county councilor Zhu Jianming (right) also indicated that he would propose the proposal to the Zhuxian government to give priority to subsidizing the above-mentioned vulnerable people.
(Provided by Liu Zhiping)
[Reporter Liao Xueru/Hsinchu Report] Rotavirus is common in children under the age of 5, and more than 90% of children under the age of 5 in Taiwan have been infected with acute gastroenteritis caused by the virus. Zhiping personally donated 500,000 yuan and cooperated with Mai Jianfang Pediatric Clinic to help low-income households in Hsinchu County, rare diseases, major injuries, or special treatment cases identified by the Social Bureau to fully subsidize the vaccine costs, and to receive oral vaccinations in designated medical institutions Virus vaccine.
Liu Zhiping said that rotavirus is one of the most common sources of gastroenteritis infection in infants and young children. If it is accidentally infected, diarrhea or even dehydration may occur. The World Health Organization also recommends that countries should include rotavirus vaccines in their national vaccine plans. painting.
Hsinchu County has the highest fertility rate in the country, but among the 13 townships and cities in the county, only the Zhubei City Office subsidizes 1,000 yuan per dose of rotavirus vaccine.
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Liu Zhiping said that the rotavirus vaccine is currently a self-funded vaccine, which is a pressure on families in financial difficulties. Therefore, he personally donated 500,000 yuan. A single oral dose of Rotarix costs 2,700 yuan, parents pay 1,200 yuan at their own expense, and Aibud subsidizes 1,500 yuan.
For low- and middle-income families, one of the parents has a disability handbook or the child has a handbook for a handicap, Aibud will be fully subsidized.
It is estimated that the number of beneficiaries of this public welfare activity is about 333 people. Those who are qualified can contact Ms. Li at (03) 5551295 to make an appointment to apply.
Hsinchu County Councilor Zhu Jianming said that in order to prevent infants from being harmed by rotavirus, this interim meeting will propose that rotavirus oral vaccines should be given priority to infants and young children from low-income households, major injuries, rare diseases, and special cases. Fully subsidize oral rotavirus vaccines to reduce the burden on the public.
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