Policy responses for Kazakhstan - HSRM

Kazakhstan


Policy responses for Kazakhstan

4. Paying for services

Adequate funding for health is important to manage the excess demands on the health system. This section considers how countries are PAYING FOR COVID-19 SERVICES. Health financing describes how much is spent on health and the distribution of health spending across different service areas. The section also describes who is covered for COVID-19 testing and treatment, whether there are any notable gaps (in population coverage and service coverage), and how much people pay (if at all) for those services out-of-pocket.

4.1 Health financing

Within the framework of the provision of medical organizations of the country with personal protection equipment (PPE) from the reserve of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan to prevent the emergence and spread of coronavirus infection, budget funds in the total amount of 17 billion have been allocated, including the following allocations:

  From 29 January 2020 № 20DPS (First Reserve) - allocated 1 609 616,50 thousand tenge;

  From 21 February 2020 No. 80DPS (Second Reserve) - KZT 428,227.18 thousand were allocated

  from 11 February 2020 №47-DPS (Third reserve) - allocated 38,899.31 thousand tenge;

  from 25 March 2020 №137-DPS (Fourth reserve) - 21,430,635.41 thousand tenge were allocated.

Under the First Reserve, the amount allocated for the purchase of PPE and medication for organizations under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Health, purchased through a single distributor, is 423.9 million tenge (three-layer medical masks, four-layer medical masks (respirators), disposable medical gloves, type 1 antiplague suits (reusable), medical clothing and medication).

Under the Second Reserve, the amount allocated for the purchase of PPE for organizations under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Health, purchased through a single distributor, is 138.9 million tenge (three-layer medical masks, four-layer medical masks (respirators), disposable gloves, type 1 antiplague suits (reusable), PCR test systems in real time mode for diagnosis of coronavirus infection).

From the funds of the Third Reserve was sent humanitarian aid to the People's Republic of China to combat COVID-19 in the amount of 38 899.31 thousand tenge.

As part of the Fourth Reserve, the amount allocated for the purchase of PPE and drugs for organizations under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Health, purchased through a single distributor, is 6,718.0 million tenge (three-layer medical masks, four-layer medical masks (respirators), disposable medical gloves, type 1 antiplague suits (reusable), test-systems by PCR in real time mode for diagnosis of coronavirus infection and drugs).

Of these, the amount allocated for the purchase of PPE for military medical units, departments of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Defence and other government agencies is 5.3 billion tenge (Ministry of Defence of Kazakhstan - 405.7 million tenge, Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development of Kazakhstan - 71.4 million tenge). KZT, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the RK - KZT 4,4 billion, the State Security Service of the RK - KZT 44,9 million, the State Courier Service of the RK - KZT 4,6 million, the Ministry of Finance of the RK - KZT 92,8 million, the Ministry of digital development, innovations and aerospace industry - KZT 294,5 million).

In addition, for the period from the beginning of coronavirus infection, the Single Distributor has purchased within 1-4 reserves of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan PPE and Medicines for the total amount of KZT 6,341.2 million.

Additional funds come from the Reserve Funds of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan