The government plans to increase salaries of Ukrainian doctors starting from September 1. This decision was made during an extraordinary meeting of the government.
Thus, it is planned to increase the salary of doctors in the amount of 25% of the minimum wage and up to 70% of the official salary, depending on the position.
“The draft act proposes to establish, surcharges to the wages of the population’s livelihood for medical and other employees of healthcare institutions, starting from September 1, 2020. Doctors will get one in the amount of 70% of the official salary, determined by the 14th category of the single tariff scale, specialists with a basic higher and incomplete higher medical education of all specialties will get a raise in the amount of 50% of the minimum wage. For younger nurses, the raise will make 25% of the minimum wage," Minister of Health Maksym Stepanov said.
Prime Minister Denys Shmygal said that this year, the cost of salaries to all doctors will increase by almost $300 million. The supplement for the nursing staff will make $90, and for younger nurses - $45.
As we reported before, the second wave of coronavirus infection has been announced in Ukraine. This was stated by the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmygal during a session of the Cabinet of Ministers.