33 new apartments in Garadagh district of Baku were given to the use of Karabakh war invalids and families of martyrs (VIDEO)
Under the instruction of the President of Azerbaijan, Mr. Ilham Aliyev, targeted measures are being taken by the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population in all regions of our country to improve housing and living conditions of Karabakh war invalids and families of martyrs. As a continuation of these measures, the ministry presented 33 renovated apartments buying from newly constructed buildings in Lokbatan settlement of Garadagh district of Baku to Karabakh war invalids and families of martyrs. In the event of presentation of apartments, it was emphasized that one of the main principles of the reliable social protection system established in Azerbaijan was the full provision of socio-economic interests of socially vulnerable groups and the increasing state care for them year by year. It was brought to the attention that complex measures have been implemented in this direction, as well as important steps have been taken to strengthen the social protection of family members of persons who became disabled in the battles for the territorial integrity, independence and protection of the constitutional order of our country and families of the heroes who were killed during these battles. Deputy minister of labour and social protection of population Ilgar Rahimov said that in accordance with the program for providing Karabakh war invalids and families of martyrs with new apartments, individual residential houses were given to the use of those of these categories by constructing and repairing buying from ready residential buildings by the ministry. I.Rahimov noted that the work in this area has accelerated in recent years, and every year on average 335 Karabagh war invalids and families of martyrs are provided with apartments. Up to now, 6100 apartments have been put into use for those of these categories. The targeted work will be also continued in the next year. It was noted that the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population also provided the Karabakh war invalids and families of martyrs with monthly scholarships of the President of Azerbaijan, labour pensions or social benefits. According to the relevant Order of the head of state, tuition fees for the children of Karabakh war invalids and families of martyrs studying on a paid basis at the bachelor's and master's degrees (basic and residency in medical education) in higher educational institutions and secondary special education institutions of our country, are paid at the expense of the state budget during the period of their education. At the same time, important work is being carried out on the medical and social rehabilitation of Karabakh war invalids. In the 11 months of this year, rehabilitation services have been additionally rendered to 34 671 persons with disabilities that some of them were invalids of the Karabakh war. All of these, as well as a number of concessions and privileges intended for members of the Karabakh war invalids and families of martyrs in legislative acts confirm that these people are covered by the President's care. In the event, representatives of public associations of disabled spoke with satisfaction about the successful continuation of all social programs in our country, the work carried out towards strengthening social security of war invalids and families of martyrs. The Karabakh war invalids and families of martyrs, who were provided with new apartments, expressed deep gratitude to the President of Azerbaijan Mr. Ilham Aliyev for strengthening their material security, providing them with new apartments, which gave them great joy on the eve of the World Azerbaijanis Solidarity Day and New Year holiday.