Society • 30 March, 2020

Health care workers at high risk of catching COVID-19 to get compensation

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Prime Minister Askar Mamin chaired a selector meeting of the State Commission on Ensuring the State of Emergency under the President of Kazakhstan, primeminister.kz reports.

The State Commission, as part of the execution of the order of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, approved the decision to establish a monthly fixed bonus to the salary of medical workers involved in anti-epidemic measures.

Payments will be made within 3 months in three risk groups for coronavirus infection:

  1. Very high risk – doctors, mid-level and junior health workers of infectious hospitals, including intensive care. The bonus will be 20 minimum wages (850 thousand tenge).
  2. High risk – doctors, nurses and paramedics and ambulances. The premium will be 10 minimum wages (425 thousand tenge).
  3. Medium risk – doctors, mid-level and junior health workers in quarantine hospitals, sanitary doctors (civil servants), ambulance drivers, etc. The premium will be 5 minimum wages (212.5 thousand tenge).
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