It is learned from Ningbo Municipal Bureau of Civil Affairs on January 28 that in 2012 the total volume of social welfare fund in Ningbo stood at 853 billion yuan.
Specifically speaking, during the New Year Day and Spring Festival period of 2012, over 450,000 poor households received 216.45 million yuan as subsidies and allowances from the government. By the end of 2012, 59483 low-income people from 39355 households had received a total subsidy of 229.1636 million yuan. The medical rescue fund reached 132.2591 million yuan and benefited 189,996 people. Altogether 1416 medical aid cards have been issued with a total investment of 492,000 yuan. About 256,800 poor people benefited from the poor people price subsidy (36.9411 million yuan). The Medicare fund stood at 34.8251 million yuan, sponsoring 14,115 urban low-income people to be involved in the basic medical insurance system for urban residents, and 341,617 rural low-income people to be involved in the new rural cooperative medical system.