Moscow. May 13. INTERFAX.RU — Of the more than 27 billion rubles allocated to the regions for additional payments to doctors working with coronavirus patients paid little more than 4.5 billion rubles, said Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin. He raised this issue at a meeting on socio-economic situation.

Citing data from the Treasury, he said that problems with payments are even in those regions, “where a new infection is spread most strongly, and physicians continue to work with maximum load.” While in Chukotka and Magadan “has not begun payments,” he added.

Mishustin has reminded that on may 11 the delay of these payments drew the attention of President Vladimir Putin. He promised may 13 to thoroughly understand the situation.

the same day Minister of health Michael Murashko in the state Duma stated that until may 15, each region should bring the money to the doctors. His Department is monitoring the situation, he added.

the Minister also acknowledged the problem with personal protective equipment for health workers, which is still not 100% closed.

Vladimir Putin April 8, compared to physicians who treat coronavirus patients, with the military on the front lines, and he promised to “combat” pay. In particular, he offered to pay for 80 000 rubles per month, paramedics and emergency doctors — 50 000 rubles, Junior medical staff, paramedics and ambulance drivers is 25 000 rubles. The payments were scheduled for three months.