“I have already raised the issue of the insurance payments to the doctors suffered from the fight against coronavirus. There was time for bureaucracy; now, it is time to pay the aid. The Cabinet of Ministers should do it as soon as possible,” Zelensky said.
The president also reminded that the Verkhovna Rada adopted the law, according to which, in the case of death of the employee of the state or public institution of the healthcare or state scientific institution due to the infection with coronavirus, this employee is equated to a military.
In their turn, the officials informed that the documents necessary for the insurances were prepared.
On May 7, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the law On amendment of Article 39, Law of Ukraine On protection of population from infectious disease (toward the extra guarantees of rights of medical and other workers involved in the sphere of the protection of the population from infectious diseases and members of their families).
In case of the determination of the disability group during a calendar year resulting from the infection with coronavirus disease under the condition that such infection is tied with the performance of professional duties in terms of the increased risk of the infection – the sum of the compensation depends on the determined disability group and degree of loss of the professional working capacity but not less than 630,600 hryvnia ($23,528) and in case of death 1,576,500 million hryvnia ($58,820).
Besides, the medics were paid up to 300% allowances for March for direct work with patients with coronavirus infection.