Over US$2.8 Million Spent to Support Female Garment Workers with New-borns

During the first six months of 2018, Royal Government of Cambodia, through the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), spent over 11.4 billion Riel (roughly US$2.8 million) to support female garment workers having delivered babies.

Mr. Cheav Bunrith, Spokesperson of NSSF, Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, shared the figured with local media recently.

From January 1 to June 30, there were a total of 28,482 female garment workers across Cambodia giving births to 28,550 babies, he underlined.

Of the said mothers, added the spokesperson, 95 delivered twin babies, and one gave birth to triplets.

For June alone, NSSF spent more than 2 billion Riel to support 5,229 female garment workers who delivered 5,257 babies.

NSSF has by far been implementing two social security schemes that include the coverage of health care and occupational risks for garment workers. The retirement pension scheme will be launched in early 2019.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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