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Nursing staff will receive up to 1 million rubles for moving to work in the Arctic


Nursing staff will receive up to 1 million rubles for moving to work in the Arctic

Secondary medical personnel in Russia will be given from ₽500 thousand to ₽1 million for moving to villages or remote areas. This was announced by the Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Mishustin on Tuesday at the meeting of the Presidium of the Coordinating Council dedicated to anti-coronavirus measures.

He assured that the Russian authorities will continue to take various measures to make medical care more accessible to people regardless of where they live.

"Rural or remote areas have a particular shortage of personnel, so we continue to work to attract specialists there, including the category of mid-level medical personnel. According to the decision of the government since January 2021 midwives and nurses of feldsher-midwife stations, who will move to work in the villages or small towns with a population under 50 thousand people, will receive such an income," - told Mishustin.

According to him, the amount of payments will be the same for the paramedics: ₽1 million  for those who move to the Far East, the Far North or to the Arctic. Those, who will choose other remote hard-to-reach territories, will be paid ₽750 thousand. Those mid-level medics who move to small settlements in other regions of the country will be able to get ₽500 thousand.

"Such preferences will help to solve the problem of staff shortages, make health care more affordable in rural areas and support health workers during the pandemic", summed up Mikhail Mishustin.

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