Financial aid to be allocated to WWII Veterans ahead of Victory Day
More than 2.5 billion tenge will be allocated to support WWII veterans ahead of the Victory Day in Kazakhstan, according to the Kazakh Minister of Health and Social Development Tamara Duissenova at a meeting devoted to the celebration of the 71st anniversary of the Great Victory. The meeting was held in Akorda with the participation of the Secretary of State Gulshara Abdykalikova. Now Kazakhstan is a home for 3,668 veterans of the Great Patriotic War. More than 22,000 people are equated with war veterans. Local administration is providing material and social assistance to them. Thus, since the beginning of the year, more than half a billion tenge was allocated for this purpose. Part of the funds was used to refund the cost of utilities. In addition, veterans have their flats and houses repaired.
Tamara DUISSENOVA, KAZAKH MINISTER OF HEALTHCARE AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT:
Nearly 3,300 participants of the Great Patriotic War and equated persons have undergone medical examination. WWII veterans are receiving needed treatment. 15,000 war veterans and persons equated to them receive free medicines. We will continue this activity by the end of the year.