Society • 20 February, 2020

Children from low-income families receive guaranteed social packages

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Guaranteed social packages for children from low-income families has been provided in some cities. Priozersk, Bukhara-Zhyrau district of Karaganda region, Isatay, Makat districts of Atyrau region, and Burlinsky, Kaztalovsky districts of West Kazakhstan region were the first regions where the delivery of boxes with food sets began. The total number of recipients in the three regions was 420 children from 324 families.

It is planned that 64 thousand children from 1 to 6 years old from families receiving targeted social assistance will receive food baskets by the end of February.

Note that the food set differs in its composition depending on the age category of children: from 1 to 3 years and from 3 to 6 years, but the content of the social package is the same regardless of the region.

The composition of the baskets is based on the recommendations of the Ministry of Healthcare, taking into account the physiological characteristics, the ratio of food and energy value of products and the rate of their use by age. The baskets include a variety of cereals, purees, juices, milk etc.

Also, a set of hygiene products will be provided once a quarter for each child (aged 1 to 6 years) from a low-income family.

Each region organizes work on issuing social packages by delivering them to the recipient or through delivery points.

Children aged 6 to 18 are provided with hot meals in schools, school supplies and school clothing. Also, this category of children will be reimbursed for travel expenses to school.

Medical care, including dental care, will be provided to children under 18 years of age within the guaranteed scope of free medical care and compulsory social health insurance.

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