Healthcare investments grow
Investments in the sectors of healthcare and social services have increased by a factor of 1.5, analytics portal Finprom.kz reported. According to its data, 24.5 billion tenge (US$56.9 million) was invested in these sectors from January to March, whereas in the same period last year, the volume of investments amounted to slightly more than 16 billion tenge (US$37.2 million). Almaty leads in this respect. The city received 9.9 billion tenge (US$23 million) of investments, which is almost 44 percent more compared to last year. Nur-Sultan and Almaty region follow. Experts attribute the growth of investments in the healthcare sector in Kazakhstan and around the world to the coronavirus pandemic. The country plans to vaccinate about 10 million people against COVID-19 by September of this year.
Translation by Assem Zhanmukhanova
Editing by Galiya Khassenkhanova