Kazakhstan introduces new system of allowances for health workers

Kazakhstan introduces new system of allowances for health workers
A new system of allowances for Kazakh health workers involved in the fight against coronavirus will come into force on August 3.
 
“Allocate allowances to the workers, involved in anti-epidemic measures in the fight against COVID-19: to the first risk group in the amount of 20 minimum wage units (one minimum wage unit is 42,500 tenge or US$103), second risk group – 10 minimum wage units and third risk group – five minimum wage units,” states Decree 471 of Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin dated July 23, 2020. 
 
The rules apply to legal relations that have arisen since April 1 this year. The procedure for establishing the allowance is determined by the designated health authority.
 
113 health workers infected with coronavirus have already received a payment of two million tenge (US4,831), press office of Kazakh Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population reported. A total of 123 requests for lump-sum payments were sent from the relevant ministry to the State Social Insurance Fund. The largest number of applications came from Almaty – 46, Almaty region – 38 and North Kazakhstan region – 10.
 
“As for the remaining 10 applications, additional verification of the data is being carried out by Kazakh Health Ministry. After providing the updated data, these health workers will immediately be assigned the payment,” Kazakh Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population said.
 
In accordance with the amendments introduced on July 22 to the joint order of Kazakh Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Population and Kazakh Health Minister ‘On approval of the rules for the implementation of a lump-sum social payment to healthcare workers involved in anti-epidemic measures to combat COVID-19 in case of them getting infected or killed by the said infection’, the above payment is due to:
-medical workers in case they contract coronavirus infection or viral pneumonia - in the amount of two million tenge (US$4,831);
-families of these individuals in case of their death from COVID-19 infection, viral pneumonia - in the amount of 10 million tenge (US$24,155).
 
 
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