Additional payments for COVID-19 have already been received by doctors in 14 regions – Stepanov
Health Minister Maxim Stepanov told President Vladimir Zelensky that 14 regions had already paid all premiums up to 300% in March to doctors for their direct work with patients with COVID-19 coronavirus.
This was discussed at the traditional meeting on preventing the spread of the coronavirus epidemic and its consequences, said the press service of the head of state.
“Glad the process is evolving. Already received positive reviews from doctors who received bonuses. This process takes place quickly when the Cabinet of Ministers and local authorities cooperate. In the Kherson region, all payments ended last week between the leaders – Dnipropetrovsk and Lviv. At the same time, Volyn, Lugansk, the Rivne region and certain other areas are still stuck in bureaucratic bureaucracy. And we already have to start paying for April, ”said Zelensky.
Stepanov also informed the President that in the Nikolaev region, no patient had been registered with COVID-19 in March and that the Chernivtsi region, where the spread of the disease was greatest, would require additional funds. Other regions will finish paying premiums early next week, the minister said.
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Prime Minister Denis Shmygal said hospitals are now entering into agreements with the National Health Service of Ukraine to pay premiums for working with patients with COVID-19 coronavirus infection in April, and promised to do everything possible to speed up the process.
At the same time, on Saturday in Ukraine, two records were set – by the number of patients infected with a coronavirus and those who have recovered: 528 and 433 people, respectively.
The President inquired about the situation with the outbreak of the disease at the Darnytsia girls’ boarding school in Kiev. There, 81 people confirmed COVID-19, 53 of whom were inmates of the facility. He was informed that the necessary measures had been taken instantly to treat the sick and prevent the spread of the infection. In particular, the course of the disease is asymptomatic in the majority of cases, however, medical surveillance and observation conditions are provided in the establishment.
As reported by Ukrinform, as of May 16, 17,858 cases of COVID-19 had been laboratory confirmed in Ukraine. 528 new cases were recorded per day. 4,906 patients recovered, 497 fatal cases.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru