Minister of labor and social protection of the population of RK Berdibek Saparbayev during a working trip to Akmola region got acquainted with the work of the machine-building plant of JSC "Tynys", on the basis of which for the first time in the country it is planned to establish the production of wheelchairs with electric drive for persons with disabilities.
The relevant agreement was previously concluded between the Ministry and the enterprise in order to improve the quality of rehabilitation services and meet the needs of persons with disabilities.
Berdibek Saparbayev stressed that at the enlarged meeting of the government, the President of the country instructed to provide citizens with disabilities with all the necessary technical means and rehabilitation services, to increase the share of Kazakhstan content.
"Our duty is to provide people with disabilities with the necessary means and rehabilitation services. At the same time they should be of high quality and easy to use. If these samples are well established, will meet all the requirements and wishes, we will consider the issue of providing persons with disabilities with electric wheels in terms of the state order. Why do we need to import technical equipment, if we can establish the production of quality products in Kazakhstan," Saparbayev stressed.
The first prototypes of wheelchairs with electric drive were handed to Dinara Aliyeva and Erlan Esken to disabled people of the first group since childhood.
"The new wheelchair is very comfortable. I've been dreaming about this one for a long time. Now with its help I will be able to move independently," Dinara Aliyeva said.
According to the Director of the plant Kairat Kalmanbaev, domestic products are not inferior in quality to foreign analogues. In case of successful tests, the company intends to establish mass production of electric wheelchairs.
The Ministry in the pilot mode in Aktobe region implemented a portal of social services, which will allow persons with disabilities independently choose the means and services of rehabilitation.
The main scope of activities of the plant JSC "Tynys" – is production of components and assemblies for aircraft. The company manufactures heat transfer equipment, aircraft fire extinguishers, temperature detectors, valves, solenoids, thermostats, electronic control units, and ammunition for the security agencies, including flak jackets, shields, etc.
In addition, the Minister visited Makinsk of Bulandinsky district, where he got acquainted with the work of the employment center.
Today, there are 243 families recipients of addressed social assistance in the district, which is three times more than last year.
The Minister noted the need to strengthen the coverage of citizens by active measures to promote employment, including recipients of ASA.
"In the region there are 9800 able-bodied citizens receiving ASA, of which only 10 percent fall under active measures to promote employment. Here you need to strengthen the work," Saparbayev said.