Leaders of Khue Trung Ward, on behalf of the people, gave the group leader 29 new phones – Photo: LINH TRANG
On the morning of September 4, Ms. Nguyen Thi Phuc – Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Khue Trung Ward (Cam Le District, Da Nang City) – on behalf of the people of the 29th residential group, led Mr. Tran Cong Hung – the leader of the 29th group – to the electrical shop. phone and bought Mr. Hung a phone for 3,490,000 VND. Ward People’s Committee supported 2 million, the rest Ms. Phuc called friends to contribute.
Receiving a new smartphone, leader Tran Cong Hung asked someone to install a sim and immediately download his Zalo account to connect with people in the residential area.
Given a new phone, Mr. Hung immediately set up a social network account to contact his relatives – Photo: LINH TRANG
According to Ms. Nguyen Thi Phuc, for the past few weeks, when the order to stay in place was issued by the government, the leader of the residential group was the extension arm at the grassroots. Team leaders have to represent hundreds of people to go to the market every day, take people for medical examination, buy essential goods, support the anti-epidemic force…
On the morning of September 2, while holding a stack of paper orders from relatives sent to the market for shopping, Mr. Hung was confused and lost his phone, which stores the numbers of all households, and an account. Zalo serves to operate group 29. After many hours, unable to contact the leader, Khue Trung ward came down to find out that Mr. Hung had dropped his phone.
Ms. Phuc said that due to the order to stay in place, it took her many calls to find an acquaintance to ask to open the shop and choose the right phone for Mr. Hung.
The community COVID-19 prevention team in Khue Trung ward sorts out items after the market to deliver door to door – Photo: LINH TRANG
During the epidemic that is raging in Da Nang, the dedicated and diligent image of the leaders of the residential groups has made a strong impression on the people. On the newspapers and Facebook groups that run the city of Da Nang, the story of the team leaders going in the rain and wind, at night to support people when they cannot go out has received many compliments.
Many team leaders were exhausted, fainted at the checkpoint, or had to be hospitalized like the leader of group 29 Hoa Khanh Nam (Lien Chieu). Some team leaders, because they are old, do not know how to use social networks, so the police and people in the residential area buy new phones, then organize “training” on how to use the network to connect with people. The image of group leaders emerged during the epidemic as special civil servants, those who “carry prisoners and generals” at the bottom line of the government apparatus.