President of Ukraine

President held a meeting on preventing the spread of the coronavirus epidemic and overcoming its consequences

16 May 2020 - 16:16

Fourteen regions have already paid all allowances of up to 300% for March to doctors working directly with patients with COVID-19. This was announced by Minister of Health Maksym Stepanov at a traditional meeting chaired by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy on preventing the spread of the coronavirus epidemic and overcoming its consequences. At the same time, the Mykolaiv region didn't detect any patient with COVID-19 in March, and the Chernivtsi region, where the spread of the disease was the greatest, will need additional funding. According to the minister, other regions will complete the payment of allowance early next week.

"I am glad that the process is moving forward. I have already received positive feedback from doctors who received the allowance. This process is rapid when cooperation between the Cabinet of Ministers and local authorities is established. In the Kherson region, all payments were completed last week. The Dnipropetrovsk and Lviv regions are among the leaders. At the same time, Volyn, Luhansk, Rivne and some other regions are still stuck in bureaucratic red tape. And we already need to start paying for April," Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed.

Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said that hospitals are currently concluding agreements with the National Health Service of Ukraine to pay allowance for work with patients with coronavirus in April. He promised to do everything possible to speed up the process.

At the same time, as of today, two records have been set in Ukraine - the number of those infected and those who recovered: 528 and 433 people, respectively.

The President asked about the situation with the outbreak of the disease in the Darnytsia boarding school for girls in Kyiv. 81 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed there, 53 cases are of the residents of the institution. Volodymyr Zelenskyy was informed that the necessary measures were taken immediately to take care of the patients and prevent the spread of the infection. In particular, the course of the disease is mostly asymptomatic, but the institution provides medical supervision and conditions for observation.