Republican congress of WWII veterans
The preparation for 71st anniversary of Victory in WWII was discussed at the VII Republican Congress of veterans in Astana. Local Mayor’s Offices will allocate 2 billion 600 million tenge for veterans on the eve of Victory Day. These funds will be used for social support, different events for veterans, Minister of healthcare and Social Development Tamara Duissenova said. In addition, according to the new law that will come into force in 2017, compulsory health insurance will be free of charge for them. As the Minister said, veterans have already received 540 million tenge of social support this year. To remind, 3,678 veterans of Great patriotic War live in Kazakhstan now.
Tamara DUISSENOVA, KAZAKH MINISTER OF HEALTHCARE AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT:
638 veterans received a spa treatment worth nearly 50 million tenge. About 8,000 veterans are provided with medicines worth 52 million tenge. And this work will continue until the end of the year.