Today at a meeting of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev, after considering the issue of social protection of people with disabilities, the Prime Minister gave a number of specific instructions to safeguard the rights and improve the quality of life of people with disabilities.

The Prime Minister noted the importance of this social topic, including ensuring the rights and improving the quality of life of people with disabilities.

“Every year we consider issues of social protection of persons with disabilities. This is a very important issue. In his Address to the people, the Head of State stressed the need to create a barrier-free environment for persons with disabilities. It is very important that people (with special needs) take an active part in public life, can exercise their rights to education, work, and quality medical care,” – B. Sagintayev said.

This year, the Action Plan is being completed to ensure the rights and improve the quality of life of people with disabilities. In this regard, the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population is entrusted to develop a new Plan with specific deadlines and targets for each action by the end of the year.

The Ministry of Healthcare needs to analyze the reasons for the increase in the disability rate and develop measures to prevent diseases that lead to disability and improve the quality of medical rehabilitation.

The Ministry of Education and Science is tasked to ensure the widespread introduction of inclusive education through free access to schools, colleges, universities.

Published: 09 October 2018



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