Phnom Penh—On Wednesday morning of 31 October 2018, the National Social Security Fund of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training collaborated with Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries to convene the dissemination meeting on the Essence of Sub-Decree No.59 SD.E and distribute membership cards to civil servants and contract staff of Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries to be held in the meeting hall of the latter ministry.
This event was presided over by H.E. Nut Chansokha, General Secretary of Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries, H.E. Ouk Samvithyea, Delegate of the Royal Government in charge as Director of the National Social Security Fund of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, and taken part by representatives of ministries, institutions, and organizations involved amounted to estimated 70 participants.
H.E. Nut Chansokha said said that this is the first time which the National Social Security Fund distributed approximately 6,000 membership card to the civil servants, and contract staff of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries amounted to 7,853—including 6,829 civil servants and 1,024 contract staff—in order to access medical care services in the health facilities signed the agreement with NSSF.
On such occasion, H.E. Ouk Samvithyea, Delegate of the Royal Government in charge as Director of the National Social Security Fund, said that the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) is a public administrative organization under the technical tutelage of Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training and the financial tutelage of Ministry of Economy and Finance. NSSF was established in 2017 and has launched since late 2008.
Through the proudly successful implementation of social security schemes for private sectors, so far the Royal Government trusts and authorizes NSSF as a unique operator with a view to administrate and manage social security schemes on Occupational Risk for Public Employees and on Health Care for Public Employees, Former Civil Servants, and Veterans as stipulated in Royal Kret No. NS/RKT/0217/078, dated 01 February 2017.
It highlights that the Head of Royal Government under the outstanding leadership of wisdom of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padie Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, always pays high attention to the welfare and livelihood of all public employees.
In early 2018, social security scheme on Health Care for Public Employees, Former Civil Servants, and Veterans has been launched by providing the following benefits:
- Medical care service
- Patient or victim referral service for emergency
- Corpse transportation
- Health prevention service.
Until now there are public employees, former civil servants, and veterans amounted to 18,325 accessed medical care services.
He added that nowadays NSSF has provided occupational risk benefits to 213,025 victims of 1,480,932 workers who are working in 12,588 enterprises/establishments. Partly, health care benefits were provided to 1,590,582 of 1,809,050 workers who are working in 8,269 enterprises/establishments.