Phnom Penh—H.E. Ouk Samvithyea, Delegate of the Royal Government in charge as Director of the National Social Security Fund, said that social security system among two pillars of the National Social Protection Policy Framework 2016-2025 contributes vitally to promote welfare of workers.
He mentioned the above-description in the event for distributing 2,668 membership cards and disseminating the policy implementation of social security schemes to leaders, civil servants, and contract officials of the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning, and Construction to be held on Wednesday of 06 December 2018.
He added that the Royal Government under the outstanding leadership of wisdom of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padie Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, issued the National Social Protection Policy Framework 2016-2025 in a bid to accomplish the economic growth with equity and fairness.
The National Social Protection Policy Framework 2016-2025 focuses on two pillars—social security and social assistance.
- Social assistance includes:
- Response to natural disaster
- Development of human resource
- Vocational training
- Welfare of the vulnerable.
- Social security includes:
- Pension scheme
- Health care scheme
- Occupational risk scheme
- Unemployment scheme
The two pillars of the National Social Protection Policy Framework 2015-2025 contribute to not only reduce poverty, vulnerability, and social inequity but also develop the economic growth with sustainability and promote the welfare of workers.
He also reminded that 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.
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, public employees, former civil servants, and veterans accessed medical care services amounted to 22,001 cases/times.
In relation to social security system of the National Social Protection Policy Framework 2016-2025, NSSF has currently provided the occupational risk benefits to 214,270 of 1,487,491 workers who are working in 12,688 enterprises/establishments. Partly, for health care scheme, NSSF has provided medical care services amounted to 1,852,046 cases/times to 1,592,557 workers who are working in 8,508 enterprises/establishments.
Furthermore, NSSF has also registered 23,183 enterprises/establishments with 137,845 workers in the informal economy in order to access medical services through Health Equity Fund and distributed additional allowance of the Royal Government to both formal and informal postnatal women amounted to 59,613 women with 59,171 babies equal to 23,845,200,000 riels by 05 November 2018.