03 September 2022, 12:28
At the Government session of Kazakhstan a set of measures to implement the Address of the Head of State "A Fair State. One Nation. Prosperous society" was considered. Minister of Healthcare of the Republic of Kazakhstan Azhar Giniyat reported on the revision of approaches to financing of the medical industry.
In the Address to the People of Kazakhstan as of Sept. 1, 2022 the Head of State pointed out a chronic under-financing of health care industry, which resulted in the fact that the insured citizens do not receive the necessary amount of medical services.
The Minister of Healthcare informed that, reviewing the approaches, it is proposed to implement the following measures:
"For the launch of voluntary health insurance in the context of the implementation of MSHI will be defined areas of medical care and lists of services to be covered by voluntary health insurance, as well as legislated and implemented imputed health insurance for foreigners, in particular migrant workers and foreign students," Giniyat said.
In addition, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan gave an order to ensure the implementation of the national project aimed at meeting the needs of rural residents of medical care starting from 2023.
"For this purpose, we have made the appropriate calculations and determined the necessary measures to launch and implement the Modernization of Rural Health National Project. The main objective of the national project is: to reduce imbalances between urban and rural health care by providing all rural settlements with primary health care organizations in accordance with the regulations, as well as to increase the timeliness of emergency medical assistance to the rural population," the Minister of Health noted.
The national project will provide:
The implementation of the national project will make it possible to:
"One of the main directions of the Address was to improve the system for training doctors. As part of the implementation of the President's instruction, we are considering the creation of multidisciplinary university hospitals and clinics at medical universities. In addition, we plan to increase the number of grants for residency by 70% annually within three years, from 1,700 in 2023 to 3,400 in 2025," Giniyat summarized.