Azerbaijani parliament adopts amendments related to social security expenses in first reading
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Aug.5
The amendments to the law "On 2020 budget of the relevant executive body in charge of social security and protection" were discussed at an extraordinary meeting of Azerbaijani parliament held on August 5, Trend reports.
As many as 238 million manat ($140 million) is expected to be allocated to continue financial support in the field of social protection and social security in connection with the coronavirus pandemic.
Moreover, 136.6 million manat ($80.3 million) will be allocated to continue provision of financial support to state-owned companies in connection with the pandemic. Some 100 million manat ($58.8 million) will be allocated to fund economic support measures related to coronavirus spread, including continuation of financial support to entrepreneurs from the state.
In order to meet the additional demand in the healthcare sector, it’s forecasted to allocate 369 million manat ($217 million) to finance urgent allowance for medical workers working in conditions associated with coronavirus infection, to provide them with necessary medical supplies, equipment and other needs, costs arising for services rendered in quarantine facilities to quarantined persons, and to maintain hospitals involved in stationary medical activities.
After the discussions, the amendments were put to a vote and adopted in the first reading.