1,259 health workers infected with COVID-19 and pneumonia receive social welfare payments
1,259 medical workers in Kazakhstan, who were involved in the fight against COVID-19, received lump sum social welfare payments. The press service of the Kazakh Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population reported that the funding was allocated from the State Social Insurance Fund in case they would be infected with coronavirus or viral pneumonia.
Health workers of Nur-Sultan and Almaty cities as well as Almaty, Karagandy and Akmola regions received the most of such monetary compensation. Families of 11 doctors, who died from coronavirus, also received compensation.
On April 9, Kazakh Labor Ministry and Kazakh Health Ministry issued a joint order “On the approval of the Rules for the implementation of a lump sum social welfare payment to health workers involved in anti-epidemic measures to fight against COVID-19, in case they are infected or died from this infection”. According to it, 2 million tenge (US$4,746) is supposed to be paid to doctors infected with COVID-19 or viral pneumonia. In case of death, the families of these persons will receive 10 million tenge (US$23,733).