Askar Shakirov, Deputy Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as Senators Ryskali Abdikerov and Sergey Yershov, visited = Karaganda region as part of the MPs’ visits to the regions.
During a visit to the main facilities of ArcelorMittalTemirtau JSC, in particular, blast furnace No. 3 and sheet rolling shop No. 1, the Senate members learned about the activities of the enterprise and working conditions.
The Senator had a substantive conversation with the enterprise’s management, representatives of the trade union organization, during which they discussed the issues of ensuring occupational safety, modernization of production capacities, strengthening the role of trade unions in promoting the interests of workers. The Senate Vice-Speaker A. Shakirov noted that trade union organizations play an insufficient role in the fulfillment of the above mentioned tasks, including in ensuring legal protection of workers, conducting a constructive dialogue with employers. The increasing number of accidents and injuries at the enterprise, as well as a decrease in production volumes due to the faulty condition of the equipment cause concern as well.
The Senate members drew the attention of the enterprise’s management to the close relationship between the well-being of the population and the quality of the environment noted in the Address of the President K. Tokayev to the people of Kazakhstan, and the need for introduction of modern technologies in this regard to minimize harmful emissions.
During the visit to ArcelorMittalTemirtau JSC, its main priorities were identified, including bringing the enterprise to a stable development path, improving production and competitiveness parameters and taking proper measures to normalize the environmental situation in Temirtau.
The Senators also visited the clinical base of Karaganda Medical University, multi-disciplinary hospital No. 1, where they learned about the multidisciplinary system of providing medical services at the hospital, the level of staffing of clinical specialties in the whole region, the technical equipment of multifunctional healthcare facilities.
The Chairperson of the Management Board of Karaganda Medical University R. Dosmagambetova presented new educational programs of the university, as well as projects for the modernization of pharmaceutical education and medical management.
During the meeting with the hospital staff and the faculty of the university, they discussed the measures taken by the state to provide citizens with access to specialized medical care, in particular, in accordance with the State Healthcare Development Program of the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2020 - 2025. As it is known, a transition is being made to a new format for provision of medical services, optimization of the functioning of healthcare organizations and improvement of medical education as part of state and strategic programs in the republic.
Special attention during the meeting was paid to a discussion of legislative novelties in terms of introduction of compulsory social health insurance, which entered into force on January 1, 2020. Thus, pilot testing of the CSHI system has been carried out in medical organizations of Karaganda region since September last year. The Senators were shown the results of this project.
The next facility visited during the working trip was Karaganda Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan named after B. Beissenov. During the meeting with the management and the faculty of the educational institution, the sides exchanged views on the ongoing reform of the law enforcement system, according to which the “Roadmap for modernization of internal affairs bodies” was adopted.
The meeting participants discussed priority issues in the context of the important task set by the Head of State to transform police from a force tool of the Government into a body that provides services to citizens to ensure their security.
The head of the Academy A. Darmenov reported on innovations being introduced into practice-oriented curricula and special courses.
During the conversation, Senator A. Shakirov noted that the Karaganda Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan is one of the important departmental systems for professional training. It is important to maintain the established authority and image of the university, including improving its activities taking into account the global challenges in the fight against crime, as well as current trends in shaping the image of a policeman citizens can trust.
The Senators told about introduction of important amendments and additions in terms of improvement of criminal, criminal procedural legislation; strengthening the protection of individual rights; further humanizing and reducing the repressiveness of the criminal process and the penal system.