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Ukrainian doctors to receive additional payments from September, - Healthcare Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

Minister Stepanov clarified that from 2021, the salaries of the healthcare workers might ‘significantly’ increase
13:22, 6 September 2020

Minister of Health of Ukraine Maksym Stepanov
Ministry of Health of Ukraine

In Ukraine, medical workers from September this year will begin to receive co-payments. The budget provides for almost $217 million for this, Healthcare Minister Maksym Stepanov said at a briefing.

As the head of the Ministry of Healthcare noted, the average salary in the healthcare system today is 30% lower than the average salary in Ukraine as a whole in all industries.

Related: Coronavirus in Ukraine dashboard: online

“We have already taken the first step. It concerned an increase in salaries from September - almost $217 million is provided for this. From September to the end of the year, all our medical workers will begin to receive additional payments to their salaries. If we are talking about a doctor, then it will be $130, nursing staff - about $90, and junior - about $45," Stepanov said.

The minister called these additional payments the first step and specified that starting next year, a "significant increase" in salaries for doctors is possible.

As we reported earlier, in Ukraine, as of the morning of September 6, the number of people infected with the Covid-19 coronavirus increased to 135 894 (+2 107 per day).

Related: Number of people infected with coronavirus in world exceeded 27 million

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