Over 2,900 health workers infected with COVID-19 and pneumonia receive social welfare payments
2,955 medical workers, who were involved in the fight against COVID-19 in Kazakhstan, received lump-sum social welfare payments from the State Social Insurance Fund (SSIF) in case of COVID-19 infection or pneumonia. In addition, the SSIF paid a financial compensation to the relatives of 29 health workers who died from the illness.
The largest number of compensation was paid in Nur-Sultan (638), Almaty (373) and Shymkent (140), followed by Karagandy region (368), West Kazakhstan region (250), Atyrau region (180) and Akmola region (180).
In accordance with the amendments introduced on July 22 of this year to the joint order of Kazakh Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Population and Kazakh Health Minister dated April 9 ‘On approval of the rules for the implementation of a lump-sum social welfare 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 or viral pneumonia - in the amount of two million tenge (US$4,695);
families of these individuals in case of their death from COVID-19 infection, viral pneumonia - in the amount of 10 million tenge (US$23,474).