More than 29 billion rubles were paid to the sick with COVID-19 during the work of doctors

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The head of the Russian Ministry of Health, Mikhail Murashko, said on Friday, April 16, that medical workers who contracted COVID-19 in the performance of their duties have received more than 29 billion rubles in insurance payments so far.

“In order to provide additional support for sick doctors, the presidential decree provided additional insurance payments in the form of uniform insurance payments to medical personnel, ambulance drivers who provide assistance to COVID-19 patients. To date, such payments have been received in the amount of 29 billion rubles, ”he said during a speech at a meeting of the board of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.

Earlier that day, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin also thanked all doctors, nurses, paramedics, those who took on the burden and responsibility and were the first to start fighting the then-unknown disease.

In Russia, over the past day, 8,995 new cases of COVID-19 were detected in 84 regions. 397 people died, 9 109 patients fully recovered.

On April 7, it became known that the Russian leader Vladimir Putin signed a decree, which provides for the awarding of state awards of the Russian Federation to medical workers for their great contribution to the organization of work to prevent and prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.

On March 22, it was reported that the President of the Russian Federation instructed Murashko to present to state awards those involved in the development of vaccines against COVID-19.

All relevant information on the situation with the coronavirus is available on the websites of stopcoronavirus.rf and access vsem.rf, as well as by the hashtag #WeVotte. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112.