President of Ukraine

I will check constantly until all doctors receive the allowance - President

21 May 2020 - 12:50

By the end of the week, all hospitals that have fought coronavirus will have concluded the agreements with the National Health Service for the payment of allowance to doctors for April. This was reported to President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy at the traditional meeting on prevention of the spread of COVID-19.

Currently, almost 80% of agreements have been concluded. All emergency medical services have concluded the agreements already.

"There should be no such delay with the April allowances as with the March ones. I am glad that the percentage of concluded agreements has increased substantially. However, I will check constantly until all doctors receive the allowance. Today, doctors are our heroes," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.

The parties also discussed further compliance with safety rules in the transition to adaptive quarantine. Quarantine has proven to be the most effective way to combat coronavirus. This is indicated not only by the statistics of the spread of the virus in other countries, but also by the mortality rate, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said.  For example, the mortality rate in Sweden is 6.25%, in the United Kingdom - 5.7%, while in Ukraine it ranges from 2.7% to 2.9%.

"These figures prove once again that Ukraine was saved by timely quarantine measures and a large percentage of people who adhered to them. These indicators should not make a misleading impression, so that people do not think that now the danger of coronavirus can be treated carelessly," Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed.