Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the promised bonus payments for healthcare professionals working with COVID-19 patients, speaking in a video call with members of the government in Novo-Ogaryovo on Tuesday.
«Unfortunately, in some regions the amount of promised payments was different as compared to the amount we discussed at our meetings. And it certainly differed from the payments that... Еще I appointed for the medical staff. In fact, health workers were paid differently depending on their region, medical organisation and their category,» Putin said.
«If the government's decree had initially set out clear, understandable, transparent and easily controlled principles and ways for providing payments to those who work in special conditions, then there would have been fewer questions for the governors and chief doctors, who already work from morning till night,» he stated.
In April, Putin promised additional payments between 25,000 to 80,000 roubles (€315-€1,008, $342 — $1,095) per month to medical professionals working on the frontline of the COVID-19 outbreak.