Members of NSIC and NHIC appointed
- By Misheel Lkhasuren -
- Apr 05,2021
During its plenary session on April 2, Parliament adopted a parliamentary resolution on exemption and appointment of members of the National Social Insurance Council (NSIC).
Mandates of members of the NSIC representing the insured and employer Kh.Amgalanbaatar and Kh.Ganbaatar expired, and members T.Batzul, E.Oyuntegsh and N.Algaa submitted their resignations to the Standing Committee on Social Policy.
In this regard, Parliament accepted their resignation and appointed E.Enkhjargal, nominated by the Mongolian Employers’ Federation (MEF) and L.Tur-Od, nominated by the Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MNCCI), as member of the NSIC.
The Confederation of Mongolian Trade Unions nominated S.Erdenebat and S.Jargalsaikhan, and the MEF nominated Kh.Amgalan for membership of the NSIC. However, Parliament rejected to appoint the nominees.
Economist E.Enkhjargal has been deputy CEO of the MEF since 2018, while economist L.Tur-Od has served as senior consultant of the MNCCI since 2019.
Moreover, Parliament appointed Minister of Health S.Enkhbold as head of the National Health Insurance Council (NHIC) and Kh.Amgalanbaatar was nominated by the MNCCI as member of the council representing the insured.
T.Munkhsaikhan was relieved of his post as head of the NHIC and member of the council representing the insured B.Myagmar was exempted. In accordance with Article 14.11.3 of the Law on Health Insurance, B.Myagmar submitted his resignation before the end of his term of office.
In connection with the reorganization of the government of Mongolia, a proposal to dismiss and appoint some members of the NHIC was submitted to the Standing Committee on Social Policy on March 29, 2021.
ADDITIONAL FINANCING AGREEMENT RATIFIED
During the session, Parliament passed the Additional Financing Agreement between Mongolia and the International Development Association.
Minister of Finance Ch.Khurelbaatar said that the parties agreed to implement the vaccination project with a 50.7 million USD soft loan from the International Development Association with additional funding from the World Bank-funded COVID-19 Prevention, Response and Readiness Project in Mongolia, and the agreement was signed on February 21, 2021.
“Under this project, Mongolia will be able to purchase and transport vaccines to cover up 60 percent of the population, store, distribute and monitor vaccines nationwide, purchase personal protective equipment, and build a small oxygen station. In addition, it is planned to spend on training and capacity building of doctors and medical staff, prevention of post-vaccination complications, and assessment and monitoring of immunization coverage,” the minister said.
The soft loan has an annual interest rate of 1.25 percent, a loan repayment period of 30 years and a grace period of five years.