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OSCE informed on the measures for social protection of the senior generation in Uzbekistan

April 15, 2015 :   The world community continues to get widely acquainted with the successes of Uzbekistan.

In particular, at the headquarters of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna as an official document of the OSCE was spread the information about the declaration in Uzbekistan of 2015 as the “Year of attention and care for the senior generation”.

It is reported that in order to provide the proper respect and the full support of the people of venerable age in 2015 in the Republic of Uzbekistan declared the “Year of attention and care for the senior generation”.

“Showing respect, reverence and care for the older generation is an indicator of high spirituality and culture of the society, – said in material. – For centuries, these high moral qualities were inherent in the Uzbek people and the first years of independence the country became one of the priorities of state policy.

Dynamic and balanced development of the economy is the basis for sustained improvements in the quality of life of the population, including the elderly. Only in 2014 for the full support of the older generation from the state budget has been allocated more than 11 trillion 618 billion soums for payment of pensions, more than 105 billion soums – for benefits. Each year, participants of the war and home front workers are helped to free medical care, spa treatment, providing other means necessary”.

The article notes that in proclaiming 2015 the “Year of attention and care for the senior generation” adopted relevant government program. It is aimed at further improving the quality of life of older people, enhancing the role of the older generation in the education of youth in the spirit of centuries-old values ​​and traditions of Uzbek people.

“Within the framework of the State program will be enhanced, targeted social protection and support of the elderly, the list of social and personal services provided by representatives of venerable age, – stated in the document. – In order to ensure their well-being and decent living conditions increase the scale of their material and moral support from the mahalla Fund “Nuroniy” and other non-governmental organizations and social structures.

Particular attention is paid to improving the level and quality of health and social services for veterans and the elderly. In particular, for the implementation of measures to ensure that older and disabled people and supporting technical means of rehabilitation, strengthening the material-technical base of sanatorium-health institutions and social organizations. Along with this, will be organized a free rehabilitation of war veterans and labor front of 1941-1945 in health establishments of the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, the Council of Federation of Trade Unions and other government and economic management”.

In conclusion its emphasized that the Republic of Uzbekistan adopted measures to fully encourage members of the elder generation serve to them not only as material but also as great spiritual and psychological support.

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