The funds will be provided from the Government Reserve Fund.
Over 7.6 billion roubles will be allocated for payment benefits to employees at social facilities. The Government approved the relevant directive.
President of Russia Vladimir Putin instructed the Government to support social workers on May 11. Many of them are now working in special conditions, on 14-hour shifts and they have to stay inside at all times. This new benefit is designed for these employees.
The money is being allocated from the Government’s Reserve Fund. Federal payments will depend on the qualifications of employees and on whether they work directly with coronavirus patients.
Doctors are entitled to additional payments of 40,000 roubles when working a normal shift (14 days) and 60,000 roubles if the coronavirus is identified in the given medical facility. Paramedical staff, laboratory aids, nurses, instructors and a number of other workers in this category will receive 25,000 or 35,000 roubles.
Social workers, specialists in social work and family care, psychologists, tutors, speech therapists, music teachers, librarians and other personnel are also entitled to 25,000 roubles or 35,000 roubles if the infection is identified in their office.
Junior medical personnel will receive 15,000 roubles or 20,000 roubles. Technical personnel will receive 10,000 roubles or 15,000 roubless.
If specialists are diagnosed with the coronavirus while performing their professional duties, they will be entitled to the full amount.
Payments are calculated for the period from April 15 through July 15.