Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed an order to allocate about 1.9 billion rubles more for additional payments to social services employees who work with coronavirus patients, the press service of the Russian government said. “Almost 1.9 billion rubles will be additionally allocated for payments to employees of social institutions who work in shift mode with patients with coronavirus and people at risk,” the statement said. They clarified that “the amount of payments depends both on the qualifications of the employee and on whether he is in direct contact with patients with coronavirus, and ranges from 10 thousand to 60 thousand rubles per shift.”
The report says that the order applies to employees who care for wards of nursing homes, boarding schools for the disabled and other inpatient social organizations. Shift work implies isolation inside the institution along with the citizens living in it for 14 days.
Such allowances were planned to be paid from April 15 to July 15, then they were extended until September 15. As Mishustin said at a government meeting on September 10, payments will be extended for another month. The total amount of funds allocated for this support measure exceeds 13 billion rubles.