By: Yu Hsiao-hen and Flor Wang
Taipei, Sept. 26 (CNA) The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Wednesday
approved an allocation of NT$182 million (NT$4.79 million) to start a government service that will provide short-term relief for primary caregivers.
In a meeting of MOL, the ministry agreed to allocate the money from its Employment Stability Fund to implement a respite care plan proposed by the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) Sept. 20.
The allocation of NT$182 million constitutes 50 percent of the estimated annual amount to run the plan, which is expected to benefit about 28,000 families in Taiwan, according to Hsueh Chien-chung (薛鑑忠), a section chief in the MOL’s Workforce Development Agency. [FULL STORY]