During a working visit to Shymkent, the Chairman of the FPRK Satybaldy Dauletalin met with the staff of the multidisciplinary clinic “KAMEYA Pharm Group”.
During the visit, a familiarization tour was organized for the delegation of the Federation of Trade Unions of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the departments of radiography, physiotherapy, pediatrics and other specialized rooms operating at the clinic.
The chief physician of KAMEYA Pharm Group, Zhanseri Suetov, said that the medical center opened on October 15, 2022 and today operates in the format of a universal family clinic with a wide range of medical care.
According to Saule Zhakypova, chairman of the primary trade union organization “KAMEYA Pharm Group”, the staff of the clinic is 105 people, 103 of them are members of the trade union, which is part of the YNTYMAQ Sectoral Trade Union of Small and Medium Business Workers.
Satybaldy Dauletalin, having familiarized himself with the work of the clinic, inquired about working conditions, a collective agreement and problematic issues of the labor collective.
At the meeting, which was held in the format of an open dialogue, medical workers shared with the Chairman of the FPRK the current social and labor problems, asking for assistance in solving them.
Among the problems voiced is the low wages of junior medical staff and maintenance workers.
“Today, the remuneration of junior medical workers is set at 75,000 tenge. With the establishment of allowances, we managed to bring wages to 90 thousand tenge,” Saule Zhakypova emphasized.
In addition, as noted, when going on vacation for employees of junior medical staff, there is no provision for the payment of health benefits.
A number of questions also concerned the early retirement of women – medical workers working in harmful and difficult working conditions.
No less important issue, voiced during the meeting, is the inability to obtain housing from the state housing stock for employees of private clinics, in contrast to employees of state medical institutions.
Many of the employees reported that with the transition from state medical institutions to work in a private medical center, the social guarantee in the form of housing was canceled, and they were automatically excluded from the waiting list.
During the conversation, the Chairman of the Federation of Trade Unions of the Republic of Kazakhstan Satybaldy Dauletalin thanked the medical staff for their hard, selfless work for the benefit of the health of the nation and assured that the issues of social protection of medical workers are always in the area of close attention of the Federation of Trade Unions and its member organizations.
The Chairman of the FPRK focused on measures to support healthcare workers during the pandemic.
“During the COVID-19 pandemic, unions have made every effort to support healthcare workers. At the initiative of the Federation of Trade Unions and its affiliates, wage supplements, depending on the category, were paid to all medical workers, including support staff of healthcare organizations,” said Satybaldy Dauletalin.
Continuing the topic of social protection of medical workers, he said that the Federation of Trade Unions of the Republic of Kazakhstan has already adopted a package of proposals for determining the status of medical workers, decriminalizing medical errors and insuring the professional liability of medical workers to further improve legislative measures for the social protection of medical workers.
“Today, the medical trade union community includes more than 300 thousand members of the trade union. We are well aware of the problematic issues of socio-economic and fair legal protection of medical workers. As part of the social partnership, the Federation of Trade Unions continues to work to improve legislation in this direction,” added Satybaldy Dauletalin.
Media Center of the Federation of Trade Unions of the Republic of Kazakhstan