MOSCOW, may 4 — RIA Novosti. In the Kaliningrad region near hundreds of doctors and 250 staff nurses agreed to work during a pandemic coronavirus, said regional health Minister Alexander Kravchenko.

Kravchenko said that the leadership of medical institutions are not obliged to send employees over 65 years at the hospital, and many doctors and nurses in this age group left to perform their duties. However, the region faced a shortage of medical staff before the pandemic, he added.

“you Have to understand that the medical staff is the biggest risk for today. And the most dangerous from the point of view of infection place is a medical organization. Today we are treating 93 paramedic,” said the Minister.

According to Kravchenko, the experts expect that in the largest in the region of the Kaliningrad regional clinical hospital, the team consists of 1.5 thousand people, the number of cases physicians will reach 95-100 people.

According to local staff to monitor a new coronavirus infection, may 4, in the Kaliningrad region checked about 22 thousand people. Virus diagnosed 524 of them (45 — for the last day), 121 people had recovered.

In the region from COVID-19 died on 11 local residents, under medical supervision remain nearly 1.9 thousand people.

despite the lack of human resources to involve in the fight against the pandemic pupils, local authorities do not plan to.

“the later we introduce them in the hearth, the better. We are trying to ensure their safety, medical students, interns doing work that is not directly related to the entrance to the “red zone,” — said Kravchenko.

In April, President Vladimir Putin instructed to allocate additional payments to medical staff who directly fights the spread of infection. So, for the doctors working with sick with coronavirus patients, this Supplement will be 80 thousand rubles per month for nurses – paramedics, nurses – 50 thousand roubles, and for nurses – 25 thousand rubles a month. Ambulance doctors will receive the payment of 50 thousand rubles per month, and paramedics, nurses and drivers of the crew – 25 thousand rubles.

the Minister of health of Michael Murashko has previously noted that the Federal funds has brought to the regions.

In Russia, COVID-19 diagnosed 145 286 people, of which 1356 were killed and more than 18 thousand recovered. In the world, according to the world health organization, the coronavirus has infected at least 3.3 million people, 240 thousand of them died.

Current data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.