The President signed a decree "On social support for the elderly and persons with disabilities, as well as the further development of the "Sakhovat" and "Muruvvat" boarding schools."
According to the document, an Agency for the Development of Medical and Social Services will appear in Uzbekistan.
"To form the Agency for the Development of Medical and Social Services of the Republic of Uzbekistan and its territorial divisions on the basis of the Agency of Medical and Social Services
under the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan and its territorial divisions, ”the text of the decree says.
Boarding houses "Sakhovat" and "Muruvvat", the national center for rehabilitation and prosthetics of persons with disabilities, regional rehabilitation centers for persons with disabilities, sanatoriums and boarding houses for war and labor veterans, the republican inspectorate of medical and social expertise and its territorial divisions, the republican rehabilitation the center for assistance to victims of human trafficking, as well as the extra-budgetary fund for support of boarding schools "Muruvvat" and "Sakhovat", as well as the fund for support of persons with disabilities under the Ministry of Health will be transferred to the system of the new agency.
The main tasks of the agency are:
- implementation of a unified state policy in the provision of medical and social services to the elderly, persons with disabilities and other segments of the population in need of social protection;
- organization and management of the activities of medical and social institutions, in particular the Sakhovat and Muruvvat boarding houses, for the provision of services to the elderly and persons with disabilities;
- coordination of activities and methodological guidance of state bodies and organizations for the provision of medical and social services to the elderly, persons with disabilities and other segments of the population in need of social protection, etc.
The heads of the Agency, ministries and departments, the Council of Ministers of Karakalpakstan, khokimiyats of regions and the city of Tashkent are personally responsible for the timely and high-quality implementation of the tasks specified in the relevant "road maps".