In March 2020, of all regions of Ukraine, only Poltava region fully paid 300% of the salary bonus to health workers. Head of the Ministry of Healthcare Maksym Stepanov said this during a briefing that he held during the visit to Poltava region.
In March, doctors working with patients infected with coronavirus received $782 each.
"The only region that really paid in full is precisely Poltava region; on average, they paid about $782 to each healthcare worker who worked with Covid-19 patients," Stepanov noted.
Stepanov said that the Ministry of Healthcare will study the situation with the payment of these allowances in other regions.
“On May 8, the information on the payment of bonuses for March for Covid-19 is not encouraging, especially in some areas. I will report to the President and Prime minister," he said.
Stepanov also said that during a working trip, he would look into the experience of a pilot project in Poltava region on introducing the basic principles of reforming the healthcare system.
According to him, Poltava was elected because last year, starting from April 1, it was Poltava region that worked in a pilot project; it was designed precisely to make the transition in reforming secondary and tertiary care medicine comfortable.
As we reported before, the Minister of Health of Ukraine Maksym Stepanov said that he would insist on making managerial decisions, including staffing, due to the delay in paying 300% of the bonuses to health workers.