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Covid-19: Distribution of basic food commodities to support the vulnerable

Date:March 25, 2020|Domain:Social Security--Law and Order--Health

GIS – 25 March 2020: A mechanism of distribution of basic food commodities is being set up to cater to the needs of the vulnerable groups of the society following the complete lockdown, till Tuesday 31 March 2020, of all supermarkets, shops and bake


Covid-19 : Zero VAT on hand sanitizers and protective masks

Date:March 25, 2020|Domain:Health--Social Security

GIS – 25 March 2020: The Value Added Tax on hand sanitizers and protective masks has been removed, as from Tuesday 24 March 2020, by the Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA) in the wake of the propagation of the Covid-19 in Mauritius. As such, hand s


Covid-19: 35 000 needy households to receive food packs as from tomorrow

Date:March 25, 2020|Domain:Health--Social Security

Amid the lockdown and curfew order in force due to the Covid-19 outbreak, a total of 35 000 households enlisted on the Social Register of Mauritius including persons with disabilities, receiving the Carers’ Allowance and residents of Homes will rece


NEF beneficiaries trained in Electrical Installation Works

NEF beneficiaries trained in Electrical Installation Works
Date:March 11, 2020|Domain:Social Security

GIS - 11 March, 2020: Some nine beneficiaries of the National Empowerment Foundation (NEF) who followed a six-month training course on Electrical Installation Works received certificates and toolkits, yesterday, in presence of the Minister of Social


Caregivers trained to enhance support provided to the elderly and people with disabilities

Caregivers trained to enhance support provided to the elderly and people with disabilities
Date:March 09, 2020|Domain:Social Security

GIS - 09 March, 2020: Government is determined to enhance the support extended to the elderly and people with disabilities by offering them adequate healthcare facilities and services. It is with this objective that caregivers of various homes and o


16 families receive keys of their housing units

16 families receive keys of their housing units
Date:February 27, 2020|Domain:Public Infrastructure--Social Security

GIS - 27 February, 2020: A total of 16 families eligible under the Full Concrete Housing (FCH) Unit Scheme, from across Mauritius, received yesterday, keys of their housing units. The Permanent Secretary of Social Integration, Social Security and Na


All forms of abuse on seniors to be condemned, says Minister Daureeawoo

All forms of abuse on seniors to be condemned, says Minister Daureeawoo
Date:February 26, 2020|Domain:Social Security

GIS - 26 February, 2020: The government will be intransigent on any form of abuse that could be inflicted on our seniors and to that end, the Protection of Elderly Persons Act has been amended to better protect elderly persons. This was the gist o


Cybersecurity: Children with special needs informed of internet threats

Cybersecurity: Children with special needs informed of internet threats
Date:February 20, 2020|Domain:ICT--Social Security

GIS - 20 February, 2020: A workshop aiming at raising awareness of children with special needs on internet safety was held yesterday at the Quartier Militaire State Secondary School. This initiative of the Computer Emergency Response Team of Mauriti


19 families receive keys of their housing units in Pointe aux Sables

19 families receive keys of their housing units in Pointe aux Sables
Date:February 13, 2020|Domain:Social Security

GIS - 13 February, 2020: A total of 19 eligible families under the Full Concrete Housing (FCH) Unit Scheme, from the region of Pointe aux Sables, received yesterday, keys of their housing units. The Minister of Social Integration, Social Security an


Human Rights Day 2019: Population needs to reconsider their attitudes and mindsets towards the elderly and the disabled

Human Rights Day 2019: Population needs to reconsider their attitudes and mindsets towards the elderly and the disabled
Date:December 10, 2019|Domain:Social Security

GIS – 10 December, 2019: The Minister of Social Integration, Social Security and National Solidarity, Mrs Fazila Jeewa-Daureeawoo, condemned any kind of negligence, acts of physical violence or mental torture vis-à-vis older persons and appealed to