Senate Deputies Dinar Nuketayeva and Nurtore Zhussip visited the Almaty Center for Special Social Services. In a conversation with the staff of the Center, the Senators noted that this area was one of the priorities, which had been repeatedly mentioned by the Head of State.
Provision of specialized services to people with disabilities was reflected in the electoral program of Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev. The importance of creating all the necessary conditions for this category of citizens was stated by the President in his Address to the Nation of Kazakhstan “Constructive Public Dialogue – the Basis of Stability and Prosperity of Kazakhstan”.
Center for Special Social Services No.2 of Almaty city provides mandatory services to children with disabilities aged 3 to 18. Anargul Ospanova, Head of the Center said that currently there were 123 children divided into six general groups. The Center has three palliative care units and a rehabilitation ward.
After reviewing the work of the Center, the deputies noted that such special institutions should provide a full range of qualified assistance. Within the ongoing institutional reforms, it is important to create government mechanisms to cover effective, modern and high-quality public services.
Kazakhstan is implementing the National Plan to Improve the Quality of Life of People with Disabilities until 2025. The document includes a set of measures to improve qualification of workers in social protection, education, healthcare and other social services.
The Almaty center is considered a model one and won the nomination as the Best Medical and Social Institution.