On 15 February, Commissioner for Human Rights in Irkutsk Region Valeriy Lukin called on deputies of regional legislative assembly to increase the basic rate of compensations to orphans by 51 percent.
Currently, orphans from northern district of Irkutsk Region get 6.760 rubles monthly, and those from southern districts – 6.240 rubles. The total number of orphans in Irkutsk Region is 16.212 children.
Members of the Committee on Medical Care and Social Protection of the Irkutsk Region Legislative Assembly had proposed to increase the sum of the compensation by 200 rubles. According to the Commissioner, implementation of the proposal would not solve the existing problem.
Adapted from the Press Service of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Irkutsk Region