Myanmar: Govt. streamlines payment system for injured workers

Author: Zaw Zaw Htwe, Myanmar Times, Published on: 1 June 2019

"Govt launches new payment system for injured workers", 29 May 2019

The Labour Ministry has streamlined the process of making social security payments in a bid to better serve registered workers and employers, said the head of the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population.

...The International Labour Organization (ILO) and non-governmental group Vision Zero Funds (VSF) are providing support for the pilot programme.

"We want workers who have registered for insurance to be provided with their payments effectively and quickly. We want to eliminate any delays in the department's processes," said U Maung Maung Aye, director general of the ministry.

...U Maung Maung Aye said there were about 58 processes in providing payments to workers who are injured at work, but it had cut them to 25 processes.

Under the new system, registered workers who suffer injuries at work can go for treatment at their nearest clinics and hospitals.

...About 1.3 million of workers have registered for social security nationwide, according to the ministry.

The ministry said it has collected and deposited in the bank K350 billion paid by workers in the programme.

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