Kazakhstan authorities are going to allocate 100 billion tenge ($676 million) to improve the living standards of disabled people in Kazakhstan. Dariga Nazarbayeva, member of the lower chamber of the Kazakhstan Parliament - the Majilis - said this during the conference called “Priority guidelines for recreation therapy and rehabilitation medicine”, Tengrinews.kz reports.
“There are 563 thousand disabled people in Kazakhstan at present, including 58 thousand children. Kazakhstan authorities have done much to protect disabled people socially during the years of Kazakhstan’s independence. Timeliness of social allowance payments used to be the most acute issue at some point. But at present this is no longer on the agenda and we have much more sophisticated issues to be deal with. These issues include rehabilitation and integration of disabled people into the society,” Dariga Nazarbayeva said.
According to her, the Majilis has worked out and adopted a 2012-2018 national program to uphold the rights and improve the living standards of disabled people in order to provide an up-to-date standard of living for disabled people in Kazakhstan.