Phnom Penh—On Tuesday afternoon of 20 November 2018, the National Social Security Fund of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training collaborated with Ministry of Health to prepare the membership card distributing event and disseminate the policy implementation of social security schemes for leaders, civil servants, and contract officials of Ministry of Commerce to be held in the office of ministry.
This event was presided over by H.E. Pan Sorasak, Minister of Commerce, and Mr. Sum Sophorn, Deputy Director of the National Social Security Fund and Representative of H.E. Ouk Samvithyea, Delegate of The Royal Government in charge as Director of the National Social Security Fund, as well as taken part by leaders and representatives of institutions and organizations of ministry amounted approximately 200 participants.
H.E. Pan Sorasak said that this is the first time which the National Social Security Fund distributed membership card to leaders, civil servants, and contract officials of the Ministry of Commerce. He added that social security schemes on Occupational Risk for public employees and on Health Care for public employees, former civil servants, and veterans are the good policy in a bid to promote welfare and livelihood of public employees, former civil servants, and veterans.
Mr. Sum Sophorn said that this event aims to distribute the NSSF membership card to leaders, civil servants, and contract officials of Ministry of Commerce with the aim of accessing social security services in the health facilities signed the agreement with NSSF and disseminate the policy implementation of social security schemes for civil servants and workers. He added that since 2008, NSSF has extended its coverage nationwide for 1,473 civil servants and contract officials—223 civil servants and 1,250 contract officials. Referring to Inter-Ministerial Prakas No. 291 LV/PrK, 25 July 2016, on Agreement on Health Service Consumption and Provision for Health Care between the National Social Security Fund and Health Facility, NSSF has signed the agreement with 1,335 health facilities (from health center to national hospital)—1,292 public health facilities and 43 private health facilities.
He confirmed that apart from the work above, NSSF also takes responsibility for registering the informal worker for Health Equity Fund. In present, NSSF has registered 23,183 enterprises/establishments with 137,845 workers and distributed the additional allowance of the Royal Government to both formal and informal postnatal workers. There are 55,695 postnatal workers with 56,112 babies equal to 22,444,800,000 riels by 20 November 2018.
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. NSSF will continue strengthening and extending the implementation of social security schemes on Occupational Risk and Health Care for all workers and public employees as well as strive to launch pension scheme for workers and occupational risk scheme for public employees in 2019.