Kazakhstan Plans to Provide People with Medicine Kits for Free

This measure must help to fight COVID-19

About 145,000 medicine kits will be distributed in Kazakhstan by June 2021. The recipients are low-income families that need help fighting the coronavirus.

The project will be implemented through UN Development Program with the financial support of the Asian Development Bank, which has already provided a grant for this purpose. 

In turn, Kazakhstani officials have decided what the medicine kit should contain. For example, it includes a thermometer, masks, sanitizer, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. 

According to the Ministry of Labor, the move will ease the financial burden on those families who struggle and are the recipients of targeted social assistance. The medicine kits will be delivered the same way as targeted aid by the local executive bodies.

On July 10, 2020, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced plans to provide low-income families with medicine and individual protective gear to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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